Debian Bug report logs - #599266
wdiff: Word context

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Package: wdiff; Maintainer for wdiff is Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>; Source for wdiff is src:wdiff.

Reported by: Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>

Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 09:51:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Tags: upstream

Found in version wdiff/0.6.3-1

Forwarded to wdiff-bugs@gnu.org

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>:
Bug#599266; Package wdiff. (Wed, 06 Oct 2010 09:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>. (Wed, 06 Oct 2010 09:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: wdiff: Word context
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:46:33 +0200
Package: wdiff
Version: 0.6.3-1
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/wdiff

Hi,

wdiff is great, but I don’t like that it always prints the whole
document, even if just a few words were changed.

I avoid this problem somewhat by using "diff -U 0 | wdiff -d", so that
only changed lines are printed. But with my documents (LaTeX files),
this is often still too much.

I’d like to see an option to wdiff that makes it print the changed words
with a context measured in words, e.g. the 5 words before and after the
change – similar to diff’s -u option.

Thanks,
Joachim

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.35-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages wdiff depends on:
ii  dpkg                      1.15.8.5       Debian package management system
ii  install-info              4.13a.dfsg.1-5 Manage installed documentation in 
ii  libc6                     2.11.2-6       Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20100313-4 shared libraries for terminal hand

wdiff recommends no packages.

wdiff suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information




Added tag(s) upstream. Request was from Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:48:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Bug#599266; Package wdiff. (Sun, 26 Feb 2012 12:49:01 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es>
To: wdiff-bugs@gnu.org
Cc: 599266-forwarded@bugs.debian.org, 599266@bugs.debian.org, Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>
Subject: Bug#599266: wdiff: Word context (fwd)
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:39:16 +0100 (CET)
Hello.

Received this from the Debian BTS.
[ Please drop only the -forwarded address when replying ].
Thanks.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joachim Breitner <nomeata@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:46:33 +0200
Subject: wdiff: Word context

Package: wdiff
Version: 0.6.3-1
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/bin/wdiff

Hi,

wdiff is great, but I don’t like that it always prints the whole
document, even if just a few words were changed.

I avoid this problem somewhat by using "diff -U 0 | wdiff -d", so that
only changed lines are printed. But with my documents (LaTeX files),
this is often still too much.

I’d like to see an option to wdiff that makes it print the changed words
with a context measured in words, e.g. the 5 words before and after the
change – similar to diff’s -u option.

Thanks,
Joachim

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