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       nydiff - tool to compare two versions of a specialized-format patch


       nydiff oldpam newpam name options [ print ] [ .go ]


       nydiff  is  a  tool in the Nypatchy suite of programs for working with Patchy Master Files
       (PAM files); see nypatchy(1).  Specifically, it compares two  different  versions  of  the
       same  PAM  file  and generates a "correction patch" that can be used by nypatchy to update
       the older version to the newer version.


       The parameter oldpam is the name of the older version of the PAM file (a default extension
       of  ".car"  is assumed), newpam is the name of the newer version, print is the output file
       to write to (the default is standard output if omitted), and  options  is  a  sequence  of
       single-character flags.  The parameter name is the name to be used for the correction file
       to be generated (the specific filename will be name.ucra for a correction patch to be used
       by Nypatchy).

       The  command should be ended with ".go" unless one wants to enter the Nypatchy interactive


       Note that options should be  given  as  a  single  string  of  characters  with  no  space
       separation  and  no  use  of  the  - character (except that it can be used in place of the
       options field if no options are desired).  Alphabetic options are not case-sensitive.

       A      "anyway" - Bypass the first sanity check on sufficient matching.

       F      "force" - Bypass the second sanity check on sufficient matching.

       H      Print help information only.


       fcasplit(1),  nycheck(1),  nyindex(1),  nylist(1),  nymerge(1),  nypatchy(1),  nyshell(1),
       nysynopt(1), nytidy(1), yexpand(1)

       The  reference  manual  for  the  Nypatchy  suite  of  programs is available in compressed
       PostScript format at the following URL:

       Running the command "nydiff help .no" also gives some brief help on usage.


       This manual page was  written  by  Kevin  McCarty  <>  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).  It is licensed under the GNU General Public
       License, version 2 or later (at your choice).


       Copyright (C) Kevin B. McCarty, 2008.

                                           Mar 12, 2008                                 NYDIFF(1)