latexdiff-rcs

LATEXDIFF-VC(1)        User Contributed Perl Documentation       LATEXDIFF-VC(1)



NAME
       latexdiff-vc - wrapper script that calls latexdiff for different versions
       of a file under version management (CVS, RCS or SVN)

SYNOPSIS
       latexdiff-vc [ latexdiff-options ] [ latexdiff-vc-options ]  -r [rev1]
       [-r rev2]  file1.tex [ file2.tex ...]

        or

       latexdiff-vc [ latexdiff-options ]  [ latexdiff-vc-options ][
       --postscript | --pdf ]  old.tex new.tex

DESCRIPTION
       latexdiff-vc is a wrapper script that applies latexdiff to a file, or
       multiple files under version control (git, subversion (SVN), mercurial
       (hg), CVS, RCS), and optionally runs the sequence of "latex" and "dvips"
       or "pdflatex" commands necessary to produce pdf or postscript output of
       the difference tex file(s). It can also be applied to a pair of files to
       automatise the generation of difference file in postscript or pdf format.

OPTIONS
       --rcs, --svn, --cvs, --git or --hg
           Set the version control system used.  If no version system is
           specified, latexdiff-vc will venture a guess.

           latexdiff-cvs, latexdiff-rcs etc are variants of latexdiff-vc which
           default to the respective versioning system. However, this default
           can still be overridden using the options above.

           Note that hg needs to support the "--root" option (version >= 2.9)

       -r, -r rev or --revision, --revision=rev
           Choose revision (under RCS, CVS, SVN, GIT or HG). One or two -r
           options can be specified, and they result in different behaviour:

           latexdiff-vc -r file.tex ...
               compares file.tex with the most recent version checked into RCS.

           latexdiff-vc -r rev1 file.tex ...
               compares file.tex with revision rev1.

           latexdiff-vc -r rev1 -r rev2 file.tex ...
               compares revisions rev1 and rev2 of file.tex.

               Multiple files can be specified for all of the above options. All
               files must have the extension ".tex", though.

           latexdiff-vc  old.tex new.tex
               compares two files.

           The name of the difference file is generated automatically and
           reported to stdout.

       -d or --dir  -d path or --dir=path
           Rather than appending the string "diff" and optionally the version
           numbers given to the output-file, this will prepend a directory name
           "diff" to the original filename, creating the directory and
           subdirectories should they not exist already.  This is particularly
           useful in order to clone a complete directory hierarchy.  Optionally,
           a pathname path can be specified, which is prepended instead of
           "diff".

       --flatten,--flatten=keep-intermediate
           If combined with "--git", "--svn" or "--hg" option or the
           corresponding modes, check out the revisions to compare in a separate
           temporary directory, and then pass on option "--flatten" to
           latexdiff. The directory in which "latexdiff-vc" is invoked defines
           the subtree which will be checked out.  Note that if additional files
           are needed which are not included in the flatten procedure (package
           files, included graphics), they need to be accessible in the current
           directory. If you use bibtex, it is recommended to include the ".bbl"
           file in the version management.

           The generic usage of this function is : "latexdiff-vc --flatten -r
           rev1 [-r rev2] master.tex" where master.tex is the project file
           containing the highest level of includes etc.

           With "--flatten=keep-intermediate", the intermediate revision
           snapshots are kept in the current directory (Default is to store them
           in a temporary directory and delete them after generating the diff
           file.)

       --config var1=val1,var2=val2,... or -c var1=val1,..
       --only-changes
           Post-process the output such that only pages with changes on them are
           displayed. This requires the use of subtype ZLABEL in latexdiff,
           which will be set automatically, but any manually set -s option will
           be overruled (also requires zref package to be installed). (note that
           this option must be combined with --ps or --pdf to make sense)

       --force
           Overwrite existing diff files without asking for confirmation.
           Default behaviour is to ask for confirmation before overwriting an
           existing difference file.

       --run
           run latex command on diff file after generation of diff file.

       --dvi
           run latex and dvixxx commands after generation of diff file.

       -c configfile
           Set configuration variables for latexdiff and latexdiff-vc.  The
           option can be repeated to set different variables (as an alternative
           to the comma-separated list).  Available variables for latexdiff-vc:

           "LATEXDIFF" latexdiff command (e.g. latexdiff-fast, latexdiff-so).
           This command should support the option "--interaction=batchmode"
           "LATEX" latex command (e.g. pdflatex, lualatex)
           "DVI2"  Command for conversion of dvi file (e.g. dvips, dvipdf)
           "BIBTEX" Command replacing bibtex

           All other config variables are passed to latexdiff. Explicity set
           configuration changes always override implicit changes by the
           following shortcut options --fast, --so, --ps and --pdf.

       --fast or --so
           Use "latexdiff-fast" or "latexdiff-so", respectively (instead of
           "latexdiff").

       --ps or --postscript
           Generate postscript output from difference file.  This will run the
           sequence "latex; latex; dvips" on the difference file (do not use
           this option in the rare cases, where three "latex" commands are
           required if you care about correct referencing).  If the difference
           file contains a "\bibliography" tag, run the sequence "latex; bibtex;
           latex; latex; dvips".

       --pdf
           Generate pdf output from difference file using "pdflatex". This will
           run the sequence "pdflatex; pdflatex" on the difference file, or
           "pdflatex; bibtex; pdflatex; pdflatex" for files requiring bibtex.
           Note that this is not just a shortcut for setting configuration
           variable but also triggers some special behaviour.

       --show-config
           Show values of configuration variables.

       --help or -h
           Show help text

       --version
           Show version number

       All other options are passed on to "latexdiff".

SEE ALSO
       latexdiff

PORTABILITY
       latexdiff-vc uses external commands and is therefore dependent on the
       system architecture; it has been tested mainly on Unix-like systems. It
       also requires the a version control system and latex to be installed on
       the system to make use of all features.  Modules from Perl 5.8 or higher
       are required.

BUG REPORTING
       Please submit bug reports using the issue tracker of the github
       repository page https://github.com/ftilmann/latexdiff.git, or send them
       to tilmann -- AT -- gfz-potsdam.de.  Include the version number of
       latexdiff-vc (option "--version").

AUTHOR
       Version 1.2.1 Copyright (C) 2005-2017 Frederik Tilmann

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 3 Contributors:
       S Utcke, H Bruyninckx; some ideas have been inspired by git-latexdiff
       bash script.  C. Junghans: Mercurial Support.



perl v5.28.1                       2018-12-26                    LATEXDIFF-VC(1)