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DIFFMON(1) General Commands Manual DIFFMON(1)


diffmon - Monitor files on your system.


diffmon [options]


This manual page documents briefly the diffmon command.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below.

Turn on shell debugging ("set -x").
Use CPROG to compress saved file images.
Use FILE as the config file instead of the default, searching DIFFMONPATH if FILE not absolute pathname.
Stderr is reported to maintainer via email. If MAINTAINER is set to "maintainer", the default maintainer is assumed (see above).
You're looking at it.
Old reference files are kept and looked for in DIR instead of the default.
Use CPATH to search for configuration files instead of default path. Overrides value of DIFFMONPATH environment variable.
Compressed file suffix.
Use ZPROG to read compressed file and output uncompressed version (should not uncompress file itself).
Don't update the saved file images.


This manual page was written by Jeff Bailey <>. Copyright (C) 2002 Jeff Bailey. This document is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

February 22nd, 2002