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Updated - version 1.0.18 released on Friday 2 June 2017

About colordiff

The Perl script colordiff is a wrapper for 'diff' and produces the same output but with pretty 'syntax' highlighting. Colour schemes can be customized.

To see how colordiff works, you can


Old versions are available for reference from the archive for testing and bug tracking, but are not recommended for general use: run the latest version.

Availability of colordiff with your Linux/BSD distribution

Digitally-signed source code

PGP key used to sign the colordiff source is available from here. The signing key was changed in January 2013; releases up to 1.0.13 were signed by an older key.

Further info and development

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colordiff is GPL licensed, (C)2002-2017 Dave Ewart,