latexdiff-vc - wrapper script that calls latexdiff for different
versions of a file under version management (CVS, RCS or SVN)
latexdiff-vc [ latexdiff-options ] [ latexdiff-vc-options ] -r [rev1]
[-r rev2] file1.tex [ file2.tex ...]
latexdiff-vc [ latexdiff-options ] [ latexdiff-vc-options ][
--postscript | --pdf ] old.tex new.tex
latexdiff-vc is a wrapper script that applies latexdiff to a file, or
multiple files under version control (CVS or RCS), and optionally runs
the sequence of "latex" and "dvips" or "pdflatex" commands necessary to
produce pdf or postscript output of the difference tex file(s). It can
also be applied to a pair of files to automatise the generation of
difference file in postscript or pdf format.
--rcs, --svn, or --cvs
Set the version system. If no version system is specified,
latexdiff-vc will venture a guess.
latexdiff-cvs and latexdiff-rcs are variants of latexdiff-vc which
default to the respective versioning system. However, this default
can still be overridden using the options above.
-r, -r rev or --revision, --revision=rev
Choose revision (under RCS, CVS or SVN). One or two -r options can
be specified, and the resulting in different behaviour:
latexdiff-vc -r file.tex ...
compares file.tex with the most recent version checked into
latexdiff-vc -r rev1 file.tex ...
compares file.tex with revision rev1.
latexdiff-vc -r rev1 -r rev2 file.tex ...
compares revisions rev1 and rev2 of file.tex.
Multiple files can be specified for all of the above options.
All files must have the extension ".tex", though.
latexdiff-vc old.tex new.tex
compares two files.
The name of the difference file is generated automatically and
reported to stdout.
-d or --dir -d path or --dir=path
Rather than appending the string "diff" and optionally the version
numbers given to the output-file, this will prepend a directory
name "diff" to the original filename, creating the directory and
subdirectories should they not exist already. This is particularly
useful in order to clone a complete directory hierarchy.
Optionally, a pathname path can be specified, which is prepended
instead of "diff".
--ps or --postscript
Generate postscript output from difference file. This will run the
sequence "latex; latex; dvips" on the difference file (do not use
this option in the rare cases, where three "latex" commands are
required if you care about correct referencing). If the difference
file contains a "\bibliography" tag, run the sequence "latex;
bibtex; latex; latex; dvips".
Generate pdf output from difference file using "pdflatex". This
will run the sequence "pdflatex; pdflatex" on the difference file,
or "pdflatex; bibtex; pdflatex; pdflatex" for files requiring
Overwrite existing diff files without asking for confirmation.
Default behaviour is to ask for confirmation before overwriting an
existing difference file.
--help or -h
Show help text
Show version number
All other options are passed on to "latexdiff".
latexdiff-vc uses external commands and is therefore limited to Unix-
like systems. It also requires the RCS version control system and latex
to be installed on the system. Modules from Perl 5.8 or higher are
Copyright (C) 2005 Frederik Tilmann
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2
Contributors: S Utcke, H Bruyninckx