Merge incorporates all changes that lead from file2 to file3 into file1. The result goes to std. output if -p is present, into file1 other-
wise. Merge is useful for combining separate changes to an original. Suppose file2 is the original, and both file1 and file3 are modifica-
tions of file2. Then merge combines both changes.
An overlap occurs if both file1 and file3 have changes in a common segment of lines. Merge prints how many overlaps occurred, and includes
both alternatives in the result. The alternatives are delimited as follows:
lines in file1
lines in file3
If there are overlaps, the user should edit the result and delete one of the alternatives.
Author: Walter F. Tichy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907.
Revision Number: 3.0 ; Release Date: 82/11/25 .
Copyright (C) 1982 by Walter F. Tichy.
diff3 (1), diff (1), rcsmerge (1), co (1).
Purdue University 6/29/83 MERGE(1)
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