Reviewing changes involves reading diffs. Sometimes, a line-oriented presentation of changes is not precise enough, especially when changes involve long lines or very similar consecutive lines.
This program processes such diffs, and outputs them (in the console) with additional diff information on top of the unified diff format, using text attributes.
It works hunk by hunk, recomputing the diff on a word-by-word basis.
The current implementation uses Myers’ longest common subsequence algorithm.
diffr tries to be a well behaved Unix program: it reads its input from stdin and writes to stdout.
Developer: Nathan Moreau
License: MIT License
diffr is written in Rust. Learn Rust with our recommended free books and free tutorials.
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