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diff - manual page for diff 1.31.1

diff [-abBdiNqrTstw] [-L LABEL] [-S FILE] [-U LINES] FILE1 FILE2

BusyBox v1.31.1 (2020-04-30 13:38:01 EDT) multi-call binary.

Compare files line by line and output the differences between them. This implementation supports unified diffs only.

Treat all files as text
Ignore changes in the amount of whitespace
Ignore changes whose lines are all blank
Try hard to find a smaller set of changes
Ignore case differences
Use LABEL instead of the filename in the unified header
Treat absent files as empty
Output only whether files differ
Start with FILE when comparing directories
Make tabs line up by prefixing a tab when necessary
Report when two files are the same
Expand tabs to spaces in output
Output LINES lines of context
Ignore all whitespace
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