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NAME
       sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences

SYNOPSIS
       sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION
       Side-by-side merge of file differences.

       -o FILE  --output=FILE
              Operate interactively, sending output to FILE.

       -i  --ignore-case
              Consider upper- and lower-case to be the same.

       -E  --ignore-tab-expansion
              Ignore changes due to tab expansion.

       -b  --ignore-space-change
              Ignore changes in the amount of white space.

       -W  --ignore-all-space
              Ignore all white space.

       -B  --ignore-blank-lines
              Ignore changes whose lines are all blank.

       -I RE  --ignore-matching-lines=RE
              Ignore changes whose lines all match RE.

       --strip-trailing-cr
              Strip trailing carriage return on input.

       -a  --text
              Treat all files as text.

       -w NUM  --width=NUM
              Output at most NUM (default 130) columns per line.

       -l  --left-column
              Output only the left column of common lines.

       -s  --suppress-common-lines
              Do not output common lines.

       -t  --expand-tabs
              Expand tabs to spaces in output.

       -d  --minimal
              Try hard to find a smaller set of changes.

       -H  --speed-large-files
              Assume large files and many scattered small changes.

       --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 Thomas Lord.

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 sdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and sdiff programs are prop-
       erly installed at your site, the command

              info diff

       should give you access to the complete manual.



diffutils 2.8.1                  November 2010                        SDIFF(1)