ssdiff man page

ssdiff — compare two spreadsheets


ssdiff [Options] OLDFILE NEWFILE


This manual page briefly documents the ssdiff command.

ssdiff is a command line utility to compare two spreadsheets and list their differences


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with single letter options starting with a single dash (`-') and longer options starting with two dashes (`--').

Output options

-x, --xml

Display differences in xml format

Help options

-V, --version

Display ssdiff's version

-?, --help

Display the supported options


To compare an old version of a file with a newer file, run:

ssdiff old.gnumeric new.gnumeric

The exit code will be 0 if no differences were found, 1 if differences were found, and 2 in case of trouble.


ssdiff is licensed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL), version 2 or 3. For information on this license look at the source code that came with the software or see the GNU project page.


ssdiff's primary author is Morten Welinder <>;  ssdiff builds on the gnumeric codebase.

See Also

gnumeric(1), ssconvert(1), ssindex(1) ssgrep(1)

The Gnumeric Homepage.

The GNOME project page.

Referenced By

gnumeric(1), ssconvert(1), ssgrep(1), ssindex(1).

2012-12-24 gnumeric GNOME