vimdiff - edit two, three or four versions of a file with Vim and show differences
vimdiff [options] file1 file2 [file3 [file4]]
Vimdiff starts Vim on two (or three or four) files. Each file gets its own window. The differences between the files are highlighted. This is a nice way to inspect changes and to move changes from one version to another version of the same file.
See vim(1) for details about Vim itself.
When started as gvimdiff the GUI will be started, if available.
In each window the diff option will be set, which causes the differences to be highlighted.
The wrap and scrollbind options are set to make the text look good.
The foldmethod option is set to "diff", which puts ranges of lines without changes in a fold. foldcolumn is set to two to make it easy to spot the folds and open or close them.
Vertical splits are used to align the lines, as if the "-O" argument was used. To use horizontal splits instead, use the "-o" argument.
For all other arguments see vim(1).
Most of Vim was made by Bram Moolenaar, with a lot of help from others. See ":help credits" in Vim.
|VIMDIFF (1)||2001 March 30|