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Re: [bug-diffutils] Unexpected behaviour in diff tool?

From: M N
Subject: Re: [bug-diffutils] Unexpected behaviour in diff tool?
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 09:38:16 +0000


Thank you for your reply.

So what you are saying is that: If -I is used, and a diff is found on a line, all lines after, and until another matching one is found, are treated as one diffed chunk, thus ignoring the -I flag?

Could you please give me an example of how to use the tool. Im reposting my example bellow. I would like to get a diff report on row2 and nothing else

row1 same
row2 diffX
row3 diffY
row4 same
row5 diffZ

row1 same
row2 diffXX
row3 diffYY
row4 same
row5 diffZZ

And then the following comand to compare the files but exclude lines 3 and 5

$ diff -I 'row3' -I 'row5' file1 file2
< row2 diffX
< row3 diffY
> row2 diffXX
> row3 diffYY


> Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:01:33 -0800
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> Subject: Re: [bug-diffutils] Unexpected behaviour in diff tool?
> -I ignores only if all the lines in the hunk are matched.
> I think that explains the behavior you observed.

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