Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 363831
diff -b option (ignore whitespace) does not work
Last modified: 2007-12-13 05:28:49 EST
Description of problem:
-b option (ignore whitespace) on diff does not work
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. echo "abc" > f1
2. echo "abc " > f2
3. diff -b f1 f2
Fixed in 2.8.1-18.fc8.
diffutils-2.8.1-19.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update diffutils'
Just a quick heads up, that the -19 version seems to have resolved a problem
with running 'make check-all' on R (http://www.r-project.org/).
It's is not on a mirror yet, so I got it directly from Koji at:
I posted on this issue earlier today on the r-devel list:
Thanks to Tom Callaway for referencing this bug.
diffutils-2.8.1-19.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
*** Bug 420791 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***