bash alias for sdiff: differ

alias differ='sdiff --suppress-common-lines $1 $2'
Often I need to diff two files and want the output side by side for ease of reading and I don't want to see common lines. With this alias I just: differ file1 file2

By: rthemocap
2010-10-12 16:38:34

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What Others Think

Thanks auxten. I've used this for years and never thought to remove the $1 and $2. Good catch. :)
rthemocap · 469 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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