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GNU wdiff
Front end to GNU 'diff'

Compares two files on a word per word basis, finding the word deleted or added from the first file to make the second. A word is defined as anything between whitespace. It works by creating two temporary files, one word per line, and the executes 'diff' on these fields. It collects the 'diff' output and uses it to produce a nicer display of word differences between the original files.


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GPLv3genium16 April 2014

Leaders and contributors

Denver Gingerich Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

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Weak prerequisite termcap
Weak prerequisite less

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 April 2014.


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