Comparing and Merging Files

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Comparing and Merging Files

This manual is for GNU Diffutils (version 2.8.1, 5 April 2002), and documents the GNU diff, diff3, sdiff, and cmp commands for showing the differences between files and the GNU patch command for using their output to update files.

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