docdiff(1) character/word-oriented diff


docdiff [options] file1 file2


This manual page documents briefly the docdiff commands.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the HTML format; see below.

docdiff is a program that compares two files and shows the difference. It can compare files word by word, char by char, or line by line. It has several output formats such as HTML/XHTML, tty, Manued, or user-defined markup.

It supports several encodings and end-of-line characters, including ASCII, UTF-8, EUC-JP, Shift_JIS, CR, LF, and CRLF.


specify resolution (granularity) line|word|char (default is word)
set resolution to line
set resolution to word
set resolution to char
specify character encoding ASCII|EUC-JP|Shift_JIS|UTF-8|auto (default is auto)
same as --encoding=ASCII
same as --encoding=EUC-JP
same as --encoding=Shift_JIS
same as --encoding=UTF-8
specify end-of-line character CR|LF|CRLF|auto (default is auto)
same as --eol=CR
same as --eol=LF
same as --eol=CRLF
specify output format tty|manued|html|wdiff|user (default is html; user tags have to be described in config file)
same as --format=tty
same as --format=manued
same as --format=html
same as --format=wdiff
digest output, do not show all
use file cache
do not read config files
run verbosely
show usage
show version
show license
show author(s)


This manual page was written by akira yamada [email protected] for the Debian system (but may be used by others).