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SDIFF(1)				  User Commands 				 SDIFF(1)

NAME
       sdiff - side-by-side merge of file differences

SYNOPSIS
       sdiff [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION
       Side-by-side merge of differences between FILE1 and FILE2.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       -o, --output=FILE
	      operate interactively, sending output to FILE

       -i, --ignore-case
	      consider upper- and lower-case to be the same

       -E, --ignore-tab-expansion
	      ignore changes due to tab expansion

       -Z, --ignore-trailing-space
	      ignore white space at line end

       -b, --ignore-space-change
	      ignore changes in the amount of white space

       -W, --ignore-all-space
	      ignore all white space

       -B, --ignore-blank-lines
	      ignore changes whose lines are all blank

       -I, --ignore-matching-lines=RE
	      ignore changes whose lines all match RE

       --strip-trailing-cr
	      strip trailing carriage return on input

       -a, --text
	      treat all files as text

       -w, --width=NUM
	      output at most NUM (default 130) print columns

       -l, --left-column
	      output only the left column of common lines

       -s, --suppress-common-lines
	      do not output common lines

       -t, --expand-tabs
	      expand tabs to spaces in output

       --tabsize=NUM
	      tab stops at every NUM (default 8) print columns

       -d, --minimal
	      try hard to find a smaller set of changes

       -H, --speed-large-files
	      assume large files, many scattered small changes

       --diff-program=PROGRAM
	      use PROGRAM to compare files

       --help display this help and exit

       -v, --version
	      output version information and exit

       If a FILE is `-', read standard input.  Exit status is 0 if inputs are the same, 1 if dif-
       ferent, 2 if trouble.

AUTHOR
       Written by Thomas Lord.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to: bug-diffutils@gnu.org
       GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL  version  3  or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       cmp(1), diff(1), diff3(1)

       The full documentation for sdiff is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and sdiff
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info sdiff

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 3.3				    March 2013					 SDIFF(1)
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