Comparing Files And Interpreting The Information In The Input Windows. El manual de KDiff3. Joachim Eibl. Traductor. This manual page documents briefly the kdiff3 tool. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a.

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The same applies to the “2” and “3” lines. Does this function actually work? This can help when you always want to choose one source only.

When auto merge fails, it’s usually still very easy to select the desired merge source when resolving a conflict. Each info line appears in a different color. Paste and Drop Input. Ok, I figured it out. Would you like to make a comment or contribute an update to this page? Lines “5” and “6” follow suit and you are left with kdifff3 you see here.

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This is because Subversion requires an explicit confirmation that a file no longer has conflicts using the resolved command as shown in the following example:. The third source has been realigned with the other sources where possible. After the completion of the operation, you see the alignment between the first and second sources. The following figure shows the kditf3 editing this conflict.

Left of each text is the “summary column”.

In the merge output editor you can also use the other keys for editing. For very long input files, when the number of input lines is bigger than the height of the overview column in pixels, then several input lines share manuql overview line. The first line that is common across all 3 sources is the line containing the number “1”.


In some cases KDiff3 will see too many or too few diff sections for merging. The first line is the “1” line. There will be no indication that the click took place.

Advanced merging – manual alignment with KDIFF3

If it matches in a place other than where you want it to, you will need to do a manual alignment. A left-mouse-button-click into any summary column will synchronise all windows to show the beginning of the same group of lines as explained in section “Setting The Current Group And Synchronising Merge And Diff View Position”.

The online documentation is rather sparse. Sign up using Email and Password. I tried selecting lines which were different, but should line up, and also tried selecting lines which were the same, but should line up.

The overview-column next to the vertical scroll bar of the input files can also be used for navigating by clicking into it. If you only want manul add one section, then select text beginning at another section-split.

kdiff3(1) – Linux man page

Where possible, it’s nice to have the merge program automatically resolve any conflicts that it can before forcing you to make any manual merge selections. Stack Overflow works best with JavaScript enabled. Email Required, but never shown. Sometimes the algorithm places the wrong lines next to each other. On rare occasions, KDiff3 will match common lines in the first place where you wanted to match in the second place.


Let us assume that the file in which the conflict appears is called writenumbers.

We have to tell it where to line up the 3 sources. The editor shows in three windows the three files and in the bottom part the resulting file. Conflict resolution with kdiff3. This is easy to do in 2-way diff operations, but can raise some questions when doing a 3-way merge.

The first line that can be aligned across all 3 sources is the “4” line. The file is modified and left for you to solve this merge. If you click into either window then you can use the cursor buttons left, right, up, down, page up, page down, home, end, ctrl-home, ctrl-end as you would in other programs. Remember that if you are doing a merge and you did not start the merge before the alignments, starting a merge at this point will reset your manual alignments.

When word-wrap is enabled then this vertical line appears dotted for wrapped lines. The info lines of the input windows contain a letter “A”, “B” or “C”, the editable filename, a button for browsing, and the line number of the first visible line in the window.

Manual Diff Alignment in KDiff3 – Stack Overflow

Below are the alignment points for the second alignment. Click on the line to be aligned in the first source with your mouse. This makes it confusing for a 3-way merge.