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Re: Diff on Emacs

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Diff on Emacs
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 18:02:38 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Jasen <xx@yy.zz> writes:
> There are many diff*.el and ediff*.el files in ../lisp/ directory so
> isn't diff a standard built-in function for emacs?

To compare two buffers you can use Emacs function `compare-windows'
from compare-w.el which now implements a simple diff algorithm.
Instead of line by line output of the 'diff' program, `compare-windows'
provides differences character by character which produces more
fine-grained results than the 'diff' program.


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