diff3 - compare three files line by line
]... MYFILE OLDFILE YOURFILE
Compare three files line by line.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
- -A, --show-all
- output all changes, bracketing conflicts
- -e, --ed
- output ed script incorporating changes from OLDFILE to YOURFILE into
- -E, --show-overlap
- like -e, but bracket conflicts
- -3, --easy-only
- like -e, but incorporate only nonoverlapping changes
- -x, --overlap-only
- like -e, but incorporate only overlapping changes
- like -x, but bracket conflicts
- append `w' and `q' commands to ed scripts
- -m, --merge
- output actual merged file, according to -A if no other options are
- -a, --text
- treat all files as text
- strip trailing carriage return on input
- -T, --initial-tab
- make tabs line up by prepending a tab
- use PROGRAM to compare files
- -L, --label=LABEL
- use LABEL instead of file name (can be repeated up to three times)
- display this help and exit
- -v, --version
- output version information and exit
The default output format is a somewhat human-readable representation of the
(and corresponding long) options
cause an ed script to be output instead of the default.
Finally, the -m
) option causes diff3 to do the merge
internally and output the actual merged file. For unusual input, this is more
robust than using ed.
If a FILE is `-', read standard input. Exit status is 0 if successful, 1 if
conflicts, 2 if trouble.
Written by Randy Smith.
Report bugs to: firstname.lastname@example.org
GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/
Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO
WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for diff3
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
programs are properly installed at your site,
- info diff3
should give you access to the complete manual.