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wdiff 0.6.5 released

From: Martin von Gagern
Subject: wdiff 0.6.5 released
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 2010 21:37:57 +0100
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Dear reader,

GNU wdiff 0.6.5 has been released today.

This release never initializes or deinitializes terminals, as wdiff
doesn't do cursor movement. As a consequence, the --no-init-term (-K)
command line has been deprecated, although it's still accepted for
backwards compatibility. It now has the same function as the --terminal
(-t) option.

The release also fixes a bug causing relative paths to appear in the
command name in the man pages. The gnulib parts have been updated as
well, which might be particularly important for uClibc users.

You can get the latest copy from or a
GNU mirror of your choice. is the official
location of the release announcement, in case you want a URL to cite.

GNU wdiff is a front end to diff for comparing files on a word per word
basis. A word is anything between whitespace. This is useful for
comparing two texts in which a few words have been changed and for which
paragraphs have been refilled. It works by creating two temporary files,
one word per line, and then executes diff on these files. It collects
the diff output and uses it to produce a nicer display of word
differences between the original files.

 Martin von Gagern

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