Port of OpenBSD's sdiff

Gavin Atkinson gavin.atkinson at ury.york.ac.uk
Sun Jun 24 18:33:18 UTC 2007

On Sun, 24 Jun 2007, Sean C. Farley wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jun 2007, Gabor Kovesdan wrote:
>> these are very good news! You might also want to take a look at
>> textproc/bsddiff, textproc/bsdgrep and textproc/bsdsort. These are the
>> BSD-licensed text processing tools from OpenBSD,
> <snip>
> I have been looking at freegrep (original source of OpenBSD's grep) off
> and on for years.

... and I've been looking at patch(1).  FreeBSD's is currently under GNU 
license, because one of the files (backupfile.c) is.  NetBSD have a 
slightly earlier version of this, covered by the BSD license.  I've yet to 
sit down and compare functionality in depth, but initial testing has shown 
there's little difference in functionality.


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