cdiff man page

cdiff — a wrapper tool for colordiff


cdiff {URL|FILE}


cdiff is a wrapper for colordiff and will add colour to a diff given in a URL or a file, e.g.

cdiff http://some.url.com/foo/thing.patch

It also adds support for reading gzip, bzip2, xz, and lzma compressed diffs, and like colordiff, also supports reading diffs from standard input if URL or a filename is not specified. cdiff pipes colordiff's output through less -R.

See Also

cdiff is part of the colordiff package, which should be consulted for further reference.


Ville Skyttä

cdiff author

Dave Ewart

colordiff author, packager for colordiff/cdiff


cdiff 05/21/2015