kompare - a KDE GUI for viewing differences between files
kompare [ generic-options ]
kompare [ generic-options ] [ -c ] URL1 URL2
kompare [ generic-options ] [ -o [ -n ]] diff
kompare [ generic-options ] -b URL diff
Kompare is a graphical user interface for viewing the differences
between two files. It will also optionally create a diff file.
Depending upon what is passed on the command line, Kompare can compare
documents, display diff files and blend diff files back into original
If an url is given as - then Kompare will read the corresponding file
from standard input. Thus (for instance) Kompare can be used as:
cvs diff | kompare -o -
This utility is part of the KDE Software Development Kit.
Below are the kompare-specific options. For a full summary of options,
run kompare --help.
-b URL diff
Blends diff into URL. diff is expected to be diff output and
URL the file or folder that the diff output needs to be blended
-c URL1 URL2
Compares URL1 with URL2. This is the default mode if two URLs
-n Used with -o to stop Kompare from checking for the original
Opens the given diff file. This is the default mode if only one
URL is passed.
Kompare will check to see if it can find the original file(s).
If it can, it will blend the original file(s) into the diff
output and show the result in the viewer. Passing -n will
disable this check.
The original documentation from the program author is available in
Kompare was written by John Firebaugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Otto
Bruggeman <email@example.com> and others.
This manual page was prepared by Ben Burton <firstname.lastname@example.org> for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
March 25, 2005