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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.


User manual included and available at http://www.gnu.org/software/wdiff/manual/

Related Projects

  • KDiff3
  • Gtkdiff
  • Meld
  • Textutils
  • Tkdiff
  • Diffutils
  • Patch
  • Grep


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3genium16 April 2014

Leaders and contributors

Denver Gingerich Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/wdiff
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/wdiff

Software prerequisites

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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 20 February 2018.


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