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Uses `wdiff`_ to generate a word based *diff* from plain text files.

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# WDIFF HTML

Uses [GNU wdiff][wdiff] to generate a word based diff from plain text files.

The results are modified to use HTML <ins> and <del> tags and can be wrapped in a full HTML document.

# Installation

Use pip:

` pip install [--user] wdiffhtml `

Or clone the source and use setup.py:

` git clone https://github.com/brutus/wdiffhtml.git cd wdiffhtml python setup.py install [--user] `

# Usage

wdiffhtml writes to _STDOUT_. To get a plain diff which uses <ins> and <del> tags to mark changes use:

` wdiffhtml text_org.txt text_new.txt `

To create a HTML file for viewing, use the –wrap-with-html option:

` wdiffhtml --wrap-with-html text_org.txt text_new.txt > mydiff.html `

You can use your own HTML template, CSS and / or Javascript to wrap the output. There are command line options to set the files on fly, or you can create them in your data directory (~/.local/share/wdiffhtml/) so they get used automatically.

See wdiffhtml –help for more informations.

# Contact

__wdiffhtml__ is at home at https://github.com/brutus/wdiffhtml

[wdiff]: https://www.gnu.org/software/wdiff/wdiff.html

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