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ICDIFF(1) User Commands ICDIFF(1)

NAME

icdiff - terminal side-by-side colorized word diff

SYNOPSIS

icdiff [options] left_file right_file

DESCRIPTION

Show differences between files in a two column view.

OPTIONS

--version
show program's version number and exit
-h, --help
show this help message and exit
--cols=COLS
specify the width of the screen. Autodetection is Unix only
--encoding=ENCODING
specify the file encoding; defaults to utf8
-E MATCHER, --exclude-lines=MATCHER
Do not diff lines that match this regex. Not compatible with the 'line-numbers' option
--head=HEAD
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
-L LABELS, --label=LABELS
override file labels with arbitrary tags. Use twice, one for each file. You may include the formatting strings '{path}' and '{basename}'
-N, --line-numbers
generate output with line numbers. Not compatible with the 'exclude-lines' option.
--no-bold
use non-bold colors; recommended for solarized
--no-headers
don't label the left and right sides with their file names
--output-encoding=OUTPUT_ENCODING
specify the output encoding; defaults to utf8
-r, --recursive
recursively compare subdirectories
--show-all-spaces
color all non-matching whitespace including that which is not needed for drawing the eye to changes. Slow, ugly, displays all changes
--tabsize=TABSIZE
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
--strip-trailing-cr
strip any trailing carriage return at the end of an input line
--color-map=COLOR_MAP
choose which colors are used for which items. Default is --color-map='add:green_bold,change:yellow_bold,desc ription:blue,line-numbers:white,meta:magenta,separator :blue,subtract:red_bold'. You don't have to override all of them: '--colormap=separator:white,description:cyan
--is-git-diff
Show the real file name when displaying git-diff result
September 2019 icdiff version 1.9.5