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.TH SDIFF "1" "May 2017" "diffutils 3.6" "User Commands"
sdiff \- side-by-side merge of file differences
.B sdiff
Side\-by\-side merge of differences between FILE1 and FILE2.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
\fB\-o\fR, \fB\-\-output\fR=\fIFILE\fR
operate interactively, sending output to FILE
\fB\-i\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-case\fR
consider upper\- and lower\-case to be the same
\fB\-E\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-tab\-expansion\fR
ignore changes due to tab expansion
\fB\-Z\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-trailing\-space\fR
ignore white space at line end
\fB\-b\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-space\-change\fR
ignore changes in the amount of white space
\fB\-W\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-all\-space\fR
ignore all white space
\fB\-B\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-blank\-lines\fR
ignore changes whose lines are all blank
\fB\-I\fR, \fB\-\-ignore\-matching\-lines\fR=\fIRE\fR
ignore changes all whose lines match RE
strip trailing carriage return on input
\fB\-a\fR, \fB\-\-text\fR
treat all files as text
\fB\-w\fR, \fB\-\-width\fR=\fINUM\fR
output at most NUM (default 130) print columns
\fB\-l\fR, \fB\-\-left\-column\fR
output only the left column of common lines
\fB\-s\fR, \fB\-\-suppress\-common\-lines\fR
do not output common lines
\fB\-t\fR, \fB\-\-expand\-tabs\fR
expand tabs to spaces in output
tab stops at every NUM (default 8) print columns
\fB\-d\fR, \fB\-\-minimal\fR
try hard to find a smaller set of changes
\fB\-H\fR, \fB\-\-speed\-large\-files\fR
assume large files, many scattered small changes
use PROGRAM to compare files
display this help and exit
\fB\-v\fR, \fB\-\-version\fR
output version information and exit
If a FILE is '\-', read standard input.
Exit status is 0 if inputs are the same, 1 if different, 2 if trouble.
Written by Thomas Lord.
Report bugs to: bug\
GNU diffutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>
Copyright \(co 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
cmp(1), diff(1), diff3(1)
The full documentation for
.B sdiff
is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the
.B info
.B sdiff
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
.B info sdiff
should give you access to the complete manual.