compare files side-by-side
sdiff [ options ... ] file1 file2
The sdiff command uses the output of
to produce a side-by-side listing of two files indicating those
lines that are different. Each line of the two files is printed with
a blank gutter between them if the lines are identical, a
``<'' in the gutter if the line only exists in
file1, a ``>'' in the gutter if the line only exists
in file2, and a ``|'' for lines that are different.
x | y
The following options exist:
On exit from the editor, the resulting file is concatenated on the
end of the output file.
Uses the next argument, n, as the width of the output
line. The default line length is 130 characters.
Only prints the left side of any lines that are identical.
Does not print identical lines.
Uses the next argument, output, as the name of a third
file that is created as a user-controlled merging of file1
and file2. Identical lines of file1 and
file2 are copied to output. Sets of
differences, as produced by diff, are printed where a set
of differences share a common gutter character. After printing each
set of differences, sdiff prompts the user with a
% and waits for one of the following user-entered
Appends the left column to the output file.
Appends the right column to the output file.
Turns on silent mode; does not print identical lines.
Turns off silent mode.
Calls the editor with the left column.
Calls the editor with the right column.
Calls the editor with the concatenation of left and right.
Calls the editor with a zero length file.
Exits from the program.
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