MELD(1)                                                                  MELD(1)



NAME
       meld - Visual diff and merge tool for the GNOME Desktop

SYNOPSIS
       meld [options]
       meld [options] FILE1
       meld [options] DIR1
       meld [options] FILE1 FILE2 [FILE3]
       meld [options] DIR1 DIR2 [DIR3]

DESCRIPTION
       Meld is a graphical diff viewer and merge application for the Gnome desk‐
       top.  It supports 2 and 3-file diffs, recursive directory diffs,  diffing
       of  directories  under  version  control  (Arch,  Bazaar, Codeville, CVS,
       Darcs, Git, Mercurial, Monotone, RCS), as well as the ability to manually
       and automatically merge file differences.

OPTIONS
       --auto-compare, -a
              Automatically compare all differing files on startup.

       --diff FILE1|DIR1 FILE2|DIR2 [FILE3|DIR3]
              Create  a  diff tab for the given files or directories.  Note that
              "meld --diff FILE1 FILE2"  is  functionally  equivalent  to  "meld
              FILE1  FILE2".  However, the --diff argument can be given multiple
              times for one invocation of meld which allows the user to automat‐
              ically  initiate  multiple  diffs  when meld starts.  See examples
              below.

       --help, -h
              Print application help and usage.

       --LABEL=<label>, -L <label>
              Set application window title to <label>.

       --version
              Print application version and exit.

EXAMPLES
       meld
              Run meld without initiating a diff.

       meld FILE1
              Initiate a diff between FILE1 and the version-controlled  copy  of
              FILE1.

       meld DIR1
              Initiate  a recursive diff between DIR1 and the version-controlled
              copy of DIR1.

       meld FILE1 FILE2
              Initiate a diff between FILE1 and FILE2.

       meld FILE1 FILE2 FILE3
              Initiate a 3-way diff between FILE1, FILE2, and FILE3.

       meld DIR1 DIR2
              Initiate a recursive diff between directory DIR1 and DIR2.

       meld DIR1 DIR2 DIR3
              Initiate a recursive 3-way diff between directory DIR1, DIR2,  and
              DIR3.

       meld --diff FILE1 FILE2 --diff FILE3 FILE4
              Initiate  a  diff  between  FILE1  and  FILE2, and a separate diff
              between FILE3 and FILE4.

BUGS
       If     you     find     a     bug,     please      report      it      at
       https://bugzilla.gnome.org/buglist.cgi?product=meld or mail a description
       of the issue to meld-list@gnome.org.

AUTHORS
       See    the    AUTHORS    text    file    in    meld's     source     code
       (http://git.gnome.org/browse/meld/tree/AUTHORS).



                                  26 Sept 2010                           MELD(1)