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VIMDIFF(1)                                                          VIMDIFF(1)

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

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


       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 differ-
       ences 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.

       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).


       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)