Provided by: meld_3.20.0-2_all bug


       meld - Visual diff and merge tool for the GNOME Desktop


       meld [options]
       meld [options] FILE1
       meld [options] DIR1
       meld [options] FILE1 FILE2 [FILE3]
       meld [options] DIR1 DIR2 [DIR3]


       Meld  is a graphical diff viewer and merge application for the GNOME desktop.  It supports
       2 and 3-file diffs, recursive  directory  diffs,  diffing  of  directories  under  version
       control  (Bazaar, CVS, Darcs, Fossil, Git, Mercurial, Monotone), as well as the ability to
       manually and automatically merge file differences.


       --auto-compare, -a
              Automatically compare all differing files on startup.

              Automatically merge files

              Load a saved comparison from a Meld comparison file

       --diff FILE1|DIR1 FILE2|DIR2 [FILE3|DIR3]
              Create a diff tab for the given files or directories.  Note that "meld --diff FILE1
              FILE2"  is  functionally  equivalent  to  "meld  FILE1 FILE2".  However, the --diff
              argument can be given multiple times for one invocation of meld  which  allows  the
              user  to  automatically  initiate  multiple  diffs  when meld starts.  See examples

       --help, -h
              Print application help and usage.

       --label=<label>, -L <label>
              Set application window title to <label>.

       --newtab, -n
              Open the comparison as a new tab in an already-running instance.

       --output, -o
              Sets the save path for the middle buffer in a three-pane merge view. This is useful
              for  loading  the middle buffer from one file and saving it to another, for example
              in use as a version control merge helper.

       --unified, -u
              Ignored for compatibility

              Print application version and exit.


              Run meld without initiating a diff.

       meld FILE1
              Initiate a diff between FILE1 and the version-controlled copy of FILE1.

       meld DIR1
              Initiate a recursive diff between DIR1 and the version-controlled copy of DIR1.

       meld FILE1 FILE2
              Initiate a diff between FILE1 and FILE2.

       meld FILE1 FILE2 FILE3
              Initiate a 3-way diff between FILE1, FILE2, and FILE3.

       meld DIR1 DIR2
              Initiate a recursive diff between directory DIR1 and DIR2.

       meld DIR1 DIR2 DIR3
              Initiate a recursive 3-way diff between directory DIR1, DIR2, and DIR3.

       meld --diff FILE1 FILE2 --diff FILE3 FILE4
              Initiate a diff between FILE1 and FILE2, and a  separate  diff  between  FILE3  and


       If  you find a bug, please report it at or mail
       a description of the issue to


       See      the      AUTHORS      text      file      in       meld's       source       code

                                           26 Sept 2010                                   MELD(1)