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       latexdiff-vc - wrapper script that calls latexdiff for different versions of a file under
       version management (CVS, RCS or SVN)


       latexdiff-vc [ latexdiff-options ] [ latexdiff-vc-options ]  -r [rev1] [-r rev2]
       file1.tex [ file2.tex ...]


       latexdiff-vc [ latexdiff-options ]  [ latexdiff-vc-options ][ --postscript | --pdf ]
       old.tex new.tex


       latexdiff-vc is a wrapper script that applies latexdiff to a file, or multiple files under
       version control (git, subversion (SVN), mercurial (hg), CVS, RCS), and optionally runs the
       sequence of "latex" and "dvips" or "pdflatex" commands necessary to produce pdf or
       postscript output of the difference tex file(s). It can also be applied to a pair of files
       to automatise the generation of difference file in postscript or pdf format.


       --rcs, --svn, --cvs, --git or --hg
           Set the version control system used.  If no version system is specified, latexdiff-vc
           will venture a guess.

           latexdiff-cvs, latexdiff-rcs etc are variants of latexdiff-vc which default to the
           respective versioning system. However, this default can still be overridden using the
           options above.

           Note that hg needs to support the "--root" option (version >= 2.9)

       -r, -r rev or --revision, --revision=rev
           Choose revision (under RCS, CVS, SVN, GIT or HG). One or two -r options can be
           specified, and they result in different behaviour:

           latexdiff-vc -r file.tex ...
               compares file.tex with the most recent version checked into RCS.

           latexdiff-vc -r rev1 file.tex ...
               compares file.tex with revision rev1.

           latexdiff-vc -r rev1 -r rev2 file.tex ...
               compares revisions rev1 and rev2 of file.tex.

               Multiple files can be specified for all of the above options. All files must have
               the extension ".tex", though.

           latexdiff-vc  old.tex new.tex
               compares two files.

           The name of the difference file is generated automatically and reported to stdout.

       -d or --dir  -d path or --dir=path
           Rather than appending the string "diff" and optionally the version numbers given to
           the output-file, this will prepend a directory name "diff" to the original filename,
           creating the directory and subdirectories should they not exist already.  This is
           particularly useful in order to clone a complete directory hierarchy.  Optionally, a
           pathname path can be specified, which is prepended instead of "diff".

           If combined with "--git", "--svn" or "--hg" option or the corresponding modes, check
           out the revisions to compare in a separate temporary directory, and then pass on
           option "--flatten" to latexdiff. The directory in which "latexdiff-vc" is invoked
           defines the subtree which will be checked out.  Note that if additional files are
           needed which are not included in the flatten procedure (package files, included
           graphics), they need to be accessible in the current directory. If you use bibtex, it
           is recommended to include the ".bbl" file in the version management.

           The generic usage of this function is : "latexdiff-vc --flatten -r rev1 [-r rev2]
           master.tex" where master.tex is the project file containing the highest level of
           includes etc.

           With "--flatten=keep-intermediate", the intermediate revision snapshots are kept in
           the current directory (Default is to store them in a temporary directory and delete
           them after generating the diff file.)

       --config var1=val1,var2=val2,... or -c var1=val1,..
           Post-process the output such that only pages with changes on them are displayed. This
           requires the use of subtype ZLABEL in latexdiff, which will be set automatically, but
           any manually set -s option will be overruled (also requires zref package to be
           installed). (note that this option must be combined with --ps or --pdf to make sense)

           Overwrite existing diff files without asking for confirmation. Default behaviour is to
           ask for confirmation before overwriting an existing difference file.

           run latex command on diff file after generation of diff file.

           run latex and dvixxx commands after generation of diff file.

       -c configfile
           Set configuration variables for latexdiff and latexdiff-vc.  The option can be
           repeated to set different variables (as an alternative to the comma-separated list).
           Available variables for latexdiff-vc:

           "LATEXDIFF" latexdiff command (e.g. latexdiff-fast, latexdiff-so). This command should
           support the option "--interaction=batchmode"
           "LATEX" latex command (e.g. pdflatex, lualatex)
           "DVI2"  Command for conversion of dvi file (e.g. dvips, dvipdf)
           "BIBTEX" Command replacing bibtex

           All other config variables are passed to latexdiff. Explicity set configuration
           changes always override implicit changes by the following shortcut options --fast,
           --so, --ps and --pdf.

       --fast or --so
           Use "latexdiff-fast" or "latexdiff-so", respectively (instead of "latexdiff").

       --ps or --postscript
           Generate postscript output from difference file.  This will run the sequence "latex;
           latex; dvips" on the difference file (do not use this option in the rare cases, where
           three "latex" commands are required if you care about correct referencing).  If the
           difference file contains a "\bibliography" tag, run the sequence "latex; bibtex;
           latex; latex; dvips".

           Generate pdf output from difference file using "pdflatex". This will run the sequence
           "pdflatex; pdflatex" on the difference file, or "pdflatex; bibtex; pdflatex; pdflatex"
           for files requiring bibtex.  Note that this is not just a shortcut for setting
           configuration variable but also triggers some special behaviour.

           Show values of configuration variables.

       --help or -h
           Show help text

           Show version number

       All other options are passed on to "latexdiff".




       latexdiff-vc uses external commands and is therefore dependent on the system architecture;
       it has been tested mainly on Unix-like systems. It also requires the a version control
       system and latex to be installed on the system to make use of all features.  Modules from
       Perl 5.8 or higher are required.


       Please submit bug reports using the issue tracker of the github repository page, or send them to tilmann -- AT --  Include the version number of latexdiff-vc (option "--version").


       Version 1.2.1 Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Frederik Tilmann

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License Version 3 Contributors: S Utcke, H Bruyninckx; some ideas
       have been inspired by git-latexdiff bash script.  C. Junghans: Mercurial Support.