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Node:Output Formats, Next:, Previous:Comparison, Up:Top

diff Output Formats

diff has several mutually exclusive options for output format. The following sections describe each format, illustrating how diff reports the differences between two sample input files.

  • Sample diff Input: Sample diff input files for examples.
  • Normal: Showing differences without surrounding text.
  • Context: Showing differences with the surrounding text.
  • Side by Side: Showing differences in two columns.
  • Scripts: Generating scripts for other programs.
  • If-then-else: Merging files with if-then-else.

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