diffutils - File comparison utilities

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name diffutils
Package version 3.3
Package release 3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 416 B
Download size 152.06 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
The diffutils package provides the diff, diff3, sdiff, and cmp programs.
`diff' shows differences between two files, or each corresponding file
in two directories.  `cmp' shows the offsets and line numbers where
two files differ.  `cmp' can also show all the characters that
differ between the two files, side by side.  `diff3' shows differences
among three files.  `sdiff' merges two files interactively.
The set of differences produced by `diff' can be used to distribute
updates to text files (such as program source code) to other people.
This method is especially useful when the differences are small compared
to the complete files.  Given `diff' output, the `patch' program can
update, or "patch", a copy of the file.


Package Version Architecture Repository
diffutils_3.3-3_i386.deb 3.3 i386 Ubuntu Main
diffutils - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.17


Name Value
diff -


Type URL
Binary Package diffutils_3.3-3_amd64.deb
Source Package diffutils

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install diffutils deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install diffutils




2015-12-26 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.3-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* build-aux/update-copyright: Add escapes for braces in perl regex.
New perl 5.22 gives a deprecation warning on stderr, making
test-update-copyright.sh to fail, making the package to FTBFS.
Reported by Chris Lamb. Closes: #809007.
2015-09-27 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop AM_UPDATE_INFO_DIR=no, dh already takes care of that.
* Add debian/upstream/signing-key.asc and improve debian/watch file.
* Apply patch from Paul Eggert. diff now considers file names to be
equal only if they are byte-for-byte equivalent. Closes: #704182.
* Update config.guess and config.sub.
2013-09-07 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Switch from texi2html to makeinfo.
* Source tarball is now in xz format.
* Changed watch file to look for tar.xz sources.
* Added --disable-silent-rules to configure command line.
* Filenames with spaces are now allowed by diff. Closes: #99807.
* Improved description of -I option. Closes: #648411.
2013-02-24 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.2-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Added fix for gnulib compilation against eglibc 2.16, which no longer
declares gets by default. Closes: #693346.
2012-10-04 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.2-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Updated config.guess and config.sub for arm64. Closes: #688965, #689617.
2012-04-29 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.2-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Forgot to update configure script after modifying m4/float_h.m4.
2012-04-29 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.2-5) unstable; urgency=low
* The previous change didn't work. Fix it the right way: Applied patch
by Bruno Haible (taken from gnulib) fixing powerpc float issues.
2012-04-29 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.2-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Modified gnulib-tests/Makefile.in to disable test-float,
as it fails on powerpc.
2012-04-12 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Switch to dh. Should hopefully cross-build from source now.
Closes: #664270.
2012-03-03 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
diffutils (1:3.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Dropped dummy "diff" binary package.
* Build with hardened flags. Closes: #653853.

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