kdiff3 man page

kdiff3 — compares two or three input files or directories

Synopsis

kdiff3 [QT options] [KDE options] [kdiff3 options] [File1] [File2] [File3]

Description

This manual page documents briefly the kdiff3 tool.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. For comprehensive help, please see khelpcenter help:/kdiff3.

kdiff3 is a program that

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compares two or three input files
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shows the differences line by line and character by character
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provides an automatic merge-facility and
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an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts
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and has an intuitive graphical user interface
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and allows directory comparison and merge.

Options

This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). A summary of options is included below. For a full summary of options, run kdiff3 --help.

-m, --merge
Merge the input.
-b, --base file
Explicit base file. For compatibility with certain tools.
-o, --output file
Output file. Implies -m. E.g.: -o newfile.txt
--out file
Output file, again. (For compatibility with certain tools.)
--auto
No GUI if all conflicts are auto-solvable. (Needs -o file)
--qall
Don't solve conflicts automatically. (For compatibility...)
--fname alias
Visible name replacement. Supply this once for every input.
-v, --version
Show version of program.

Author

This manual page was written by Eike Sauer <eikes@cs.tu-berlin.de> for the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 (or, at your option, any later version published by the Free Software Foundation).

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

Referenced By

dwfilter(1).