help with diff
spm at flirble.org
Tue Dec 29 15:19:39 GMT 2009
* A Smith (asmith9983 at gmail.com) [091229 14:40]:
> I'm trying unsuccessfully to use the "--GTYPE-group-format=" option to diff
> to try and extract lines only in file1, not file2, but I must be
> mis-understanding the syntax as I only get an option error from diff!
Looking at the 'diff' manual:
LTYPE is `old', `new', or `unchanged'.
GTYPE is LTYPE or `changed'.
So the option needs to be something like --old-group-format=...
However, based on what you are trying to do, the command 'comm' might be
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