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Comparing and Merging Files with GNU diff and patch
by David MacKenzie, Paul Eggert, and Richard Stallman
Paperback (6"x9"), 120 pages
ISBN 0954161750
RRP £12.95 ($19.95)

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History

This section gives the history of the modifications made to the manual by the publisher, as required by the GNU Free Documentation License.

5/2002 "Comparing and Merging Files" (original edition)
D. MacKenzie, P. Eggert, R. Stallman
Publisher: Free Software Foundation.
12/2002 "Comparing and Merging Files with GNU diff and patch"
Edited for publication by Brian Gough
Publisher: Network Theory Ltd.
Published under different title, as given above. Added publisher's preface. Minor modifications for publication as a printed book: reformatted several examples to fit smaller page width, removed some long urls to improve line-breaking. Replaced chapter "Future Projects" by "Reporting Bugs". Added this "History" section.

The source code for the original version of this document is available from ftp.gnu.org/gnu/diffutils/ in the file ‘diffutils-2.8.1.tar.gz’.

The source code for this version is available from http://www.network-theory.co.uk/diff/manual/src/. A complete set of differences can be obtained from the same location.

ISBN 0954161750Comparing and Merging Files with GNU diff and patchSee the print edition