You can use the 'diff' command to show differences between two files, or each corresponding file in two directories.
You can use the 'cmp' command to show the offsets and line numbers where two files differ. 'cmp' can also show all the characters that differ between the two files, side by side.
You can use the set of differences produced by 'diff' to distribute updates to text files (such as program source code) to other people. This method is especially useful when the differences are small compared to the complete files.
You can use the 'diff3' command to show differences among three files. When two people have made independent changes to a common original, 'diff3' can report the differences between the original and the two changed versions, and can produce a merged file that contains both persons' changes together with warnings about conflicts.
You can use the 'sdiff' command to merge two files interactively.
Author: The GNU Project <gnu [at] gnu [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Dietlibc compatible.
Build time (on reference hardware): 10% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.68 MB, 31 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).