Updated 2010-07-26 14:00 UTC – Stable Quality
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File comparison utilities
The diffutils package provides the diff, diff3, sdiff, and cmp programs.
diff' shows differences between two files, or each corresponding filecmp’ shows the offsets and line numbers where
in two directories.
two files differ.
cmp' can also show all the characters thatdiff3′ shows differences
differ between the two files, side by side.
among three files. `sdiff’ merges two files interactively.
The set of differences produced by
diff' can be used to distributediff’ output, the `patch’ program can
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. Given
update, or “patch”, a copy of the file.
Due to conflicts with busybox and SDK, all binaries are stored in /usr/bin/gnu,
which could be added to $PATH, or can be called with a ‘g’ prefix,
e.g., ‘gdiff’ for diff.