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NAME
       diff3 - compare three files line by line

SYNOPSIS
       diff3 [OPTION]... MYFILE OLDFILE YOURFILE

DESCRIPTION
       Compare three files line by line.

       -e  --ed
              Output unmerged changes from OLDFILE to YOURFILE into MYFILE.

       -E  --show-overlap
              Output unmerged changes, bracketing conflicts.

       -A  --show-all
              Output all changes, bracketing conflicts.

       -x  --overlap-only
              Output overlapping changes.

       -X     Output overlapping changes, bracketing them.

       -3  --easy-only
              Output unmerged nonoverlapping changes.

       -m  --merge
              Output merged file instead of ed script (default -A).

       -L LABEL  --label=LABEL
              Use LABEL instead of file name.

       -i     Append 'w' and 'q' commands to ed scripts.

       -a  --text
              Treat all files as text.

       -T  --initial-tab
              Make tabs line up by prepending a tab.

       --diff-program=PROGRAM
              Use PROGRAM to compare files.

       -v  --version
              Output version info.

       --help Output this help.

       If a FILE is '-', read standard input.

AUTHOR
       Written by Randy Smith.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-utilsATgnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       This  program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  You may redistribute copies of this pro-
       gram under the terms of the GNU General Public License.  For more information about these matters, see the file
       named COPYING.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for diff3 is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and diff3 programs are prop-
       erly installed at your site, the command

              info diff

       should give you access to the complete manual.



diffutils 2.8.1                   April 2002                          DIFF3(1)