From Free Software Directory
This is the approved revision of this page; it is not the most recent. View the most recent revision.
Jump to: navigation, search


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.




Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterBendikker7 May 2018

Leaders and contributors

Martin von Gagern Maintainer
Denver Gingerich Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/wdiff-bugs
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/wdiff
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/wdiff-dev
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wdiff
Ruby (Ref)https://rubygems.org/gems/wdiff
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://bzr.savannah.gnu.org/lh/wdiff

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteless
Weak prerequisitetermcap

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 May 2018.


Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the page “GNU Free Documentation License”.

The copyright and license notices on this page only apply to the text on this page. Any software or copyright-licenses or other similar notices described in this text has its own copyright notice and license, which can usually be found in the distribution or license text itself.