wdiff - Compares two files word by word

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name wdiff
Package version 1.2.2
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 116 B
Download size 28.86 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
`wdiff' is a front-end to GNU `diff'.  It compares two files, finding
which words have been deleted or added to the first in order to create
the second.  It has many output formats and interacts well with
terminals and pagers (notably with `less').  `wdiff' is particularly
useful when two texts differ only by a few words and paragraphs have
been refilled.


Package Version Architecture Repository
wdiff_1.2.2-2_i386.deb 1.2.2 i386 Ubuntu Main
wdiff - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libtinfo5 >= 6


Type URL
Binary Package wdiff_1.2.2-2_amd64.deb
Source Package wdiff

Install Howto

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




2017-01-08 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.2.2-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Drop debian/patches/99-config-guess-config-sub, not really needed
when using dh and a recent enough debhelper.
* Add "Suggests: wdiff-doc" to wdiff, for those who prefer
documentation in HTML format.
* Split override_dh_installdocs into -indep and -arch.
* Add the key of Martin von Gagern as debian/upstream/signing-key.asc and
modify the watch file accordingly.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.8 (no special changes for this).
2014-05-18 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
2014-04-14 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.2.1-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Updated config.guess and config.sub. Closes: #744370.
2014-01-07 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.2.1-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Do not ship BACKLOG in the doc directory, as it is not really useful
for the average user. Reported by Markus Waldeck. Thanks a lot.
2013-10-12 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Switch from texi2html to makeinfo.
* Dropped experimental features. Closes: #716104.
2012-06-06 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.1.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Added missing debian/wdiff.info.
2012-05-23 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Fixed misplaced line in manpage. Closes: #665691.
* Dropped debian/patches/01-no-usr-share-info-dir-gz. Not needed
anymore as we are both using debhelper >= 9.20120311 and a
source package which was built with a recent automake.
* Updated Build-Depends accordingly.
2012-03-05 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.1.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Move texi2html to Build-Depends. Closes: #662654.
* Use dh version 9.
2012-02-26 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (1.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Support for UTF-8 has improved. Closes: #553490.
* Switch to dh.
2011-04-06 - Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>
wdiff (0.6.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* From upstream changelog: Never initialize or deinitialize terminals,
as we do no cursor movement. Closes: #36622.
* Color is supported by proper use of options -w, -x, -y and -z.
See manual for details. Closes: #514682.
* Use strip with prefix for cross-build.

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