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       mdiff - manual page for mdiff 0.6.3


       mdiff [OPTION]... [FILE]...


       mdiff  -  Studies multiple files and searches for similar sequences, it
       then produces possibly detailed lists of differences and  similarities.

   Operation modes:
       -h     (ignored)

       -v, --verbose
              report a few statistics on stderr

       --help display this help then exit

              display program version then exit

   Formatting output:
       -T, --initial-tab
              produce TAB instead of initial space

       -l, --paginate
              paginate output through ‘pr’

       -S, --string[=STRING]
              take note of another user STRING

       -V, --show-links
              give file and line references in annotations

       -t, --expand-tabs
              expand tabs to spaces in the output

       -0, --debugging
              output many details about what is going on

   Word mode options:
       -1, --no-deleted
              inhibit output of deleted words

       -2, --no-inserted
              inhibit output of inserted words

       -3, --no-common
              inhibit output of common words

       -A, --auto-pager
              automatically calls a pager

       -k, --less-mode
              variation of printer mode for "less"

       -m, --avoid-wraps
              do not extend fields through newlines

       -o, --printer
              overstrike as for printers

       -z, --terminal
              use termcap as for terminal displays

       -K, --no-init-term
              like -z, but no termcap init/term strings

       -O, --item-regexp=REGEXP
              compare items as defined by REGEXP

       -W, --word-mode
              compare words instead of lines

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.


       Written by Franc,ois Pinard <>.


       Report bugs to <>.


       Copyright © 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR


       The full documentation for mdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the  info  and  mdiff programs are properly installed at your site, the

              info mdiff

       should give you access to the complete manual.