GNU Diffutils

Release date: 
Monday, 23 January, 2017



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GNU Diffutils. A series of programs that are used to find differences between one or more files. Programs are mainly used for developing software but integrate very well in any other data search context.

This software is distributed in two modes:
  • as compressed package that you have to download and manually install; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too;
  • as RPM package; you can install it using your favorite rpm package manager, that will take care to download and install both the software and its prerequisites.
Choose the installation mode that you prefer. Please note that not all the versions are available in both the installation modes.

Installation with rpm

This program is installable using the rpm package manager. See below for the install string. Required prerequisites are automatically processed by the package manager and, if needed, downloaded and installed.

diffutils-3.2-3.oc00 (24/05/2014)
Repository: Netlabs stable
Install with ANPM or running the command:
yum install diffutils

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

You can install the prerequisites with rpm running the following string in a command line:

yum install libc libcx libgcc1 libssp libstdc++6 libstdc++ libsupc++6 libsupc++ libgcc-fwd emxrt

Online documentation:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

GNU Diffutils v. 3.5 (23/1/2017, KO Myung-Hun)
GNU Diffutils v. 2.8 (req., 30/1/2003, SAWATAISHI Jun)
GNU Diffutils v. 2.7.2 (req., 29/12/1997) Readme/What's new
This copy of the GNU diff utilities 2.7.1 has been compiled with emx+gcc using the emx 0.9c development tools. It can be used under OS/2 and Win32. An up to date copy should always be available as It requires the emx 0.9c or newer runtime under OS/2 and the RSXNT 1.40 runtime under Win32. Both can be found at To install the GNU diff utilities, simply copy the executables into a suitable location. In addition to plain emx+gcc for OS/2 and emx+gcc combined with RSXNT under NT, Watcom C/C++ 10.x and newer for OS/2 and NT and Microsoft Visual C++ 4.0 and newer for NT are supported compilers. Kai Uwe Rommel -- /* Kai Uwe Rommel ARS Computer & Consulting GmbH * * Muenchen, Germany * * ( maintenance) */ DOS ... is still a real mode only non-reentrant interrupt handler, and always will be. -Russell Williams
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