gvimdiff

VIMDIFF(1)                   General Commands Manual                  VIMDIFF(1)



NAME
       vimdiff - edit two or three versions of a file with Vim and show
       differences

SYNOPSIS
       vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3]

       gvimdiff

DESCRIPTION
       Vimdiff starts Vim on two (or three) 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
       differences 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.

OPTIONS
       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).

SEE ALSO
       vim(1)

AUTHOR
       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)