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NAME

       vimdiff - edit two, three or four versions of a file with Vim and show differences

SYNOPSIS

       vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3 [file4]]

       gvimdiff

DESCRIPTION

       Vimdiff  starts  Vim on two (or three or four) 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 differences 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 instead, 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)