Bug 104107 - diffutils is missing wdiff (word-by-word diffs)
diffutils is missing wdiff (word-by-word diffs)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 68537
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: diffutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-09 17:48 EDT by Neal McBurnett
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-10 09:19:23 EST
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Description Neal McBurnett 2003-09-09 17:48:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
The world needs better support for doing word-by-word differences between files.

The program already exists: wdiff from gnu.org.

Debian includes it already:
  http://packages.debian.org/stable/text/wdiff.html

In fact the a2ps package which is already in redhat since
at least 7.3 relies on wdiff by default.  See bug 68537.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
diffutils-2.8.1-6

How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
pdiff a b


Actual Results:  /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'


Expected Results:  [stdin (wdiff): 1 page on 1 sheet]
[Total: 1 page on 1 sheet] saved into the file `q.ps'


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thanks for helping with this!
Comment 1 Neal McBurnett 2003-09-09 17:54:11 EDT
Another data point: mandrake has a separate package for wdiff:

http://rpmfind.net//linux/RPM/cooker/contrib/i586/wdiff-0.5-5mdk.i586.html
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2004-12-10 09:19:23 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 68537 ***

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