Port of OpenBSD's sdiff

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sat Jun 23 05:34:13 UTC 2007


In message: <20070622210119.GA4186 at clamps.exit2shell.com>
            Steven Kreuzer <skreuzer at exit2shell.com> writes:
: Greetings-
: 
: OpenBSD includes a version of sdiff released to the public domain.
: In a quest to remove as much GPL code from FreeBSD as possible, I
: ported it over.
: 
: If you want to try it out, You can download the source at
: http://www.exit2shell.com/~skreuzer/code/sdiff.tar.gz
: 
: I had a few people who are part of the NYC BSD Users Group beta 
: test it for me and so far no one has encountered any problems so 
: I thought I would pass it along to see if it would be considered 
: as a replacement for the GNU version.
: 
: The contents of the tarball is a shar archive which extracts the 
: code in usr/src/usr.bin/sdiff and a patch the adds adds "sdiff" 
: to SUBDIR in the Makefile in usr.bin and removes "sdiff" from the 
: Makefile in gnu/usr.bin
: 
: Questions, comments and criticisms are all welcome.

I've been using the OpenBSD diff in my products for quite some time
now, and it works great for everything except mergemaster, which uses
sdiff.  If we have sdiff too, then we can merge that as well.

Warner


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