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       combinediff [-p n] [-U n] [-d PAT] [-Bbiqwz]
                   [--interpolate | --combine] diff1 diff2

       combinediff {--help | --version}


       combinediff  creates a unified diff that expresses the sum
       of two diffs. The diff files must be listed in  the  order
       that  they  are to be applied. For best results, the diffs
       must have at least three lines of context.

       The diffs may be in context format. The  output,  however,
       will be in unified format.


       -p n   When  comparing filenames, ignore the first n path­
              name components from both patches. (This is similar
              to the -p option to GNU patch(1).)

       -q     Quieter  output.  Don't emit rationale lines at the
              beginning of each patch.

       -U n   Attempt to display n lines of context (requires  at
              least  n  lines  of  context  in both input files).
              (This is similar to the -U option to GNU  diff(1).)

       -d pattern
              Don't  display  any context on files that match the
              shell wildcard pattern. This option  can  be  given
              multiple times.

              Note  that the interpretation of the shell wildcard
              pattern does not count slash characters or  periods
              as  special  (in other words, no flags are given to
              fnmatch). This is so that ``*/basename''-type  pat­
              terns  can  be given without limiting the number of
              pathname components.

       -i     Consider upper- and lower-case to be the same.

       -w     Ignore whitespace changes in patches.

              Run as ``combinediff''. This is the default.

       --help Display a short usage message.

              Display the version number of combinediff.


       The -U option is a bit erratic: it can control the  amount
       of  context  displayed for files that are modified in both
       patches, but not for files that only appear in  one  patch
       (which  appear with the same amount of context in the out­
       put as in the input).




       Tim Waugh <twaugh@redhat.com>.

patchutils                 17 Apr 2002             COMBINEDIFF(1)

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