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DIFF3(1)				  User Commands 				 DIFF3(1)

       diff3 - compare three files line by line


       Compare three files line by line.

       -e  --ed
	      Output unmerged changes from OLDFILE to YOURFILE into MYFILE.

       -E  --show-overlap
	      Output unmerged changes, bracketing conflicts.

       -A  --show-all
	      Output all changes, bracketing conflicts.

       -x  --overlap-only
	      Output overlapping changes.

       -X     Output overlapping changes, bracketing them.

       -3  --easy-only
	      Output unmerged nonoverlapping changes.

       -m  --merge
	      Output merged file instead of ed script (default -A).

       -L LABEL  --label=LABEL
	      Use LABEL instead of file name.

       -i     Append `w' and `q' commands to ed scripts.

       -a  --text
	      Treat all files as text.

	      Strip trailing carriage return on input.

       -T  --initial-tab
	      Make tabs line up by prepending a tab.

	      Use PROGRAM to compare files.

       -v  --version
	      Output version info.

       --help Output this help.

       If  a FILE is `-', read standard input.	Exit status is 0 if successful, 1 if conflicts, 2
       if trouble.

       Written by Randy Smith.

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

       Copyright  (C)  2010  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.

       The full documentation for diff3 is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and diff3
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info diff

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 2.9.19-4065			    April 2010					 DIFF3(1)
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