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1README for GNU DIFF
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3This directory contains the GNU diff, diff3, sdiff, and cmp utilities.
4Their features are a superset of the Unix features and they are
5significantly faster.
6
7Please see the file COPYING for copying conditions.
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9Please see the file doc/version.texi for version information.
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008e37b6 11Please see the file doc/diffutils.texi (or doc/diffutils.info) for
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12documentation that can be printed with TeX, or read with the 'info'
13program or with Emacs's 'M-x info'. Brief man pages are in man/*,
008e37b6 14but they are no substitute for the documentation.
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16Please see the file ABOUT-NLS for notes about translations.
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18Please see the file INSTALL for generic compilation and installation
19instructions. Briefly, you can run "./configure; make install". The
20command "./configure --help" lists the supported --enable and --with
21options.
22
23If you have a problem with internationalization, you might be able to
4536c563 24work around it as described in ABOUT-NLS by invoking './configure
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25--disable-nls'. Many of the problems arise from dynamic linking
26issues on non-GNU platforms (e.g. with the iconv library). Such
27problems tend to be shared by other GNU applications on these
28platforms, and can usually be fixed by carefully tweaking your non-GNU
29installation. If you have an older version of libiconv, please
30upgrade to the latest one; see <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/libiconv/>. If
31the problem seems isolated to diffutils, though, please report a bug.
32
33This program requires a Standard C compiler (C89 or later). If you
34have a nonstandard compiler, please install GCC first.
35
36If you make changes to the source code, you may need appropriate
37versions of GNU build tools to regenerate the intermediate files. The
38following versions were used to generate the intermediate files in
39this distribution:
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41* Autoconf 2.59 <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/autoconf/autoconf-2.59.tar.gz>
42* Automake 1.8.3 <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/automake/automake-1.8.3.tar.gz>
43* gettext 0.14.1 <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gettext/gettext-0.14.1.tar.gz>
44* help2man 1.33 <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/help2man/help2man-1.33.1.tar.gz>
45* Texinfo 4.7 <ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/texinfo/texinfo-4.7.tar.gz>
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47For any copyright year range specified as YYYY-ZZZZ in this package
48note that the range specifies every single year in that closed interval.
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50Please report bugs to <bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org>.
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4536c563 54Copyright (C) 1992, 1998, 2001-2002, 2004, 2009-2013 Free Software Foundation,
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55Inc.
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57This file is part of GNU Diffutils.
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59Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
60under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or
61any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no
62Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover
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63Texts. A copy of the license is included in the "GNU Free
64Documentation License" file as part of this distribution.