[lug] highlighting word-by-word differences?

The Matt thompsma at colorado.edu
Tue Sep 9 15:11:57 MDT 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 14:46, Neal McBurnett wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 01:38:29PM -0700, Jeffrey Siegal wrote:
> > Neal McBurnett wrote:
> > > Ken also noted the "pdiff" program which diffs and pretty-prints the
> > > results in postscript.
> > > 
> > > pdiff is part of a2ps, and uses wdiff by default.
> > 
> > Interesting that Red Hat includes pdiff (which refernces wdiff in its 
> > man page) but not wdiff.  I wonder if pdiff actually tries to use the 
> > wdiff executable or has the wdiff code compile in.
> The former.  Not so pretty:
>  $ pdiff -o q.ps filea fileb
>  /usr/bin/pdiff: line 179: wdiff: command not found
>  [stdin (wdiff): 0 pages on 0 sheets]
>  [Total: 0 pages on 0 sheets] saved into the file `q.ps'
> diffutils should probably pick wdiff up.  It would be interesting
> to know the history.

Looks like Red Hat knows all about it:


Unfortunately, the bug is 1 year old tomorrow (timely), and twaugh
doesn't seem to be caring too much.  If you've figured out how to get
wdiff to work on Red Hat, it'd be good to add it to the Bugzilla.

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