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diffpdf - Man Page

Compare two PDF files


diffpdf [Options] [FILE1 [FILE2]]


A GUI program that compares two PDF files and shows their differences.

The files are optional and are normally set through the user interface.



show usage text and terminate (run the program without this option and press F1 for online help).

-a,  --appearance

set the initial comparison mode to Appearance.

-c,  --characters

set the initial comparison mode to Characters.

-w,  --words

set the initial comparison mode to Words (this is the default).


set the program to use the given translation language, e.g., en for English, cz for Czech; English will be used if there is no translation available.


write the text fed to the sequence matcher into temporary files (e.g., /tmp/page1.txt etc.)


as --debug=2 but also includes coordinates in y, x order.


DiffPDF is written by Mark Summerfield. This man page written by Jonathan Wakely based on documentation written by Mark Summerfield.


Copyright © 2008-13 Qtrac Ltd.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option), any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.


January 2016