vimdiff



VIMDIFF(1)                                                          VIMDIFF(1)




NAME

       vimdiff  -  edit two or three versions of a file with Vim and show dif-
       ferences


SYNOPSIS

       vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3]

       gvimdiff


DESCRIPTION

       Vimdiff starts Vim on two (or three) files.  Each  file  gets  its  own
       window.   The differences between the files are highlighted.  This is a
       nice way to inspect changes and to move changes  from  one  version  to
       another version of the same file.

       See vim(1) for details about Vim itself.

       When started as gvimdiff the GUI will be started, if available.

       In  each window the ’diff’ option will be set, which causes the differ-
       ences to be highlighted.
       The ’wrap’ and ’scrollbind’ options are set to make the text look good.
       The  ’foldmethod’  option  is set to "diff", which puts ranges of lines
       without changes in a fold.  ’foldcolumn’ is set to two to make it  easy
       to spot the folds and open or close them.


OPTIONS

       Vertical  splits  are  used to align the lines, as if the "-O" argument
       was used.  To use horizontal splits intead, use the "-o" argument.

       For all other arguments see vim(1).


SEE ALSO

       vim(1)


AUTHOR

       Most of Vim was made by Bram Moolenaar, with a lot of help from others.
       See ":help credits" in Vim.



                                 2001 March 30                      VIMDIFF(1)

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