rfcdiff(1) compare RFCs or Internet Drafts or any other text files


rfcdiff [options] file1 file2


rfcdiff takes two RFCs or Internet-Drafts in text form as input, and produces output which indicates the differences found in one of various forms, controlled by the options listed below. In all cases, page headers and page footers are stripped before looking for changes.


Produce side-by-side .html diff (default)


Produce changebar marked .txt output


Produce a regular diff output


Produce paged wdiff output


Produce html-wrapped coloured wdiff output


--oldcolour COLOURNAME
Colour for new file in hwdiff (default is "green")
--oldcolor COLORNAME
Color for old file in hwdiff (default is "red")
--newcolour COLOURNAME
Colour for new file in hwdiff (default is "green")
--newcolor COLORNAME
Color for new file in hwdiff (default is "green")
Make difference text in hwdiff slightly larger
Show html output in browser


Don't delete temporary workfiles


Show version


Show this help


--info "Synopsis|Usage|Copyright|Description|Log"
Show various info


--width N
Set a maximum width of N characters for the display of each half of the old/new html diff


Show linenumbers for each line, not only at the start of each change section


Strip document preamble (title, boilerplate and table of contents) and postamble (Intellectual Property Statement, Disclaimer etc)


Don't strip headers and footers (or body)


Before/After diff, suitable for rfc-editor


Send output to stdout instead to a file



This manual page was written by Peter Spiess-Knafl <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).