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ICDIFF(1) User Commands ICDIFF(1)


icdiff - terminal side-by-side colorized word diff


icdiff [options] left_file right_file


Show differences between files in a two column view.


show program's version number and exit
-h, --help
show this help message and exit
specify the width of the screen. Autodetection is Unix only
specify the file encoding; defaults to utf8
consider only the first N lines of each file
-H, --highlight
color by changing the background color instead of the foreground color. Very fast, ugly, displays all changes
override file labels with arbitrary tags. Use twice, one for each file
-N, --line-numbers
generate output with line numbers
use non-bold colors; recommended for with solarized
don't label the left and right sides with their file names
specify the output encoding; defaults to utf8
recursively compare subdirectories
color all non-matching whitespace including that which is not needed for drawing the eye to changes. Slow, ugly, displays all changes
tab stop spacing
-u, --patch
generate patch. This is always true, and only exists for compatibility
-U NUM, --unified=NUM, --numlines=NUM
how many lines of context to print; can't be combined with --whole-file
-W, --whole-file
show the whole file instead of just changed lines and context
April 2017 icdiff version 1.9.0