wdiff - display word differences between text files


wdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2
-d [OPTION]... [FILE]


wdiff - Compares words in two files and report differences.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
, --copyright

display copyright then exit

-1, --no-deleted

inhibit output of deleted words

-2, --no-inserted

inhibit output of inserted words

-3, --no-common

inhibit output of common words

-a, --auto-pager

automatically calls a pager

-d, --diff-input

use single unified diff as input

-h, --help

display this help then exit

-i, --ignore-case

fold character case while comparing

-l, --less-mode

variation of printer mode for "less"

-n, --avoid-wraps

do not extend fields through newlines

-p, --printer

overstrike as for printers

-s, --statistics

say how many words deleted, inserted etc.

-t, --terminal

use termcap as for terminal displays

-v, --version

display program version then exit

-w, --start-delete=STRING

string to mark beginning of delete region

-x, --end-delete=STRING

string to mark end of delete region

-y, --start-insert=STRING

string to mark beginning of insert region

-z, --end-insert=STRING

string to mark end of insert region


Some options that used to provide some unique functionality are no longer recommended, but still recognized for the sake of backwards compatibility.
, --no-init-term

Now synonymous to --terminal, which never initializes the terminal.


Written by Franc,ois Pinard <pinard [AT]>.


Report bugs to <wdiff-bugs [AT]>.


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This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


The full documentation for wdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and wdiff programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info wdiff

should give you access to the complete manual.