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       KDiff3 — compares two or three input files or directories


       KDiff3 [QT options]  [KDE options]  [KDiff3 options]  [File1/base]  [File2]  [File3]


       This manual page documents briefly the KDiff3 tool.

       This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does
       not have a manual page.  For comprehensive help, please see khelpcenter help:/kdiff3.

       KDiff3 is a program that

          ·  compares or merges two or three text input files or directories

          ·  shows the differences line by line and character by character

          ·  provides an automatic merge-facility and

          ·  an integrated editor for comfortable solving of merge-conflicts

          ·  supports Unicode, UTF-8 and other codecs

          ·  supports KIO on KDE (allows accessing ftp, sftp, fish, smb etc.)

          ·  Printing of differences

          ·  Manual alignment of lines

          ·  Automatic merging of version control history ($Log$)


       This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long  options  starting  with
       two  dashes (`-').  A summary of options is included below. For a full summary of options,
       run KDiff3 --help.

       -m, --merge
                 Merge the input.

       -b, --base file
                 Explicit base file. For compatibility with certain tools.

       -o, --output file
                 Output file. Implies -m. E.g.: -o newfile.txt

       --out file
                 Output file, again. (For compatibility with certain tools.)

       --auto    No GUI if all conflicts are auto-solvable. (Needs -o file)

       --qall    Don't solve conflicts automatically. (For compatibility...)

       -L1 alias
                 Visible name replacement for first file/base file.

       -L2 alias
                 Visible name replacement for second file.

       -L3 alias
                 Visible name replacement for third file.

       -L, --fname alias
                 Visible name replacement. May by supplied for each input.

       --cs string
                 Change a setting, e. g. --cs "AutoAdvance=1".

                 Show a list of all settings and their values.

       --config file
                 Use a different settings file.

                 Show author of program.

       -v, --version
                 Show version of program.

                 Show license of program.


       This manual page was written by Eike Sauer <> for the  Debian  system  (but
       may  be  used  by  others).   Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 (or, at your option,
       any later version published by the Free Software Foundation).

       On  Debian  systems,  the  complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in