bdiff file1 file2 [n] [-s]
is used in a manner analogous to
to find which lines in
must be changed to bring the files into agreement.
Its purpose is to allow processing of files too large for
the standard input is read.
Valid options to bdiff are:
The number of line segments.
The value of
is 3500 by default.
If the optional third argument is given and it is numeric,
it is used as the value for
This is useful in those cases in which 3500-line segments are too large for
causing it to fail.
Specifies that no diagnostics are to be printed by bdiff (silent option).
Note, however, that this does not suppress possible diagnostic messages
from diff, which bdiff calls.
ignores lines common to the beginning of both files,
splits the remainder of each file into
segments, and invokes
on corresponding segments.
If both optional arguments are specified, they must appear in the
order indicated above.
The output of
is exactly that of
with line numbers adjusted to account for the segmenting of the files
(that is, to make it look as if the files had been processed
because of the segmenting of the files,
does not necessarily find a
smallest sufficient set of file differences.
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