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From the command line:
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From the command line use:
 
 
<pre>vimdiff -c 'set diffopt+=iwhite' ...</pre>
 
<pre>vimdiff -c 'set diffopt+=iwhite' ...</pre>
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To have vimdiff ignore whitespace while normal vim doesn't, simply put this into your .vimrc:
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<pre>
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if &diff
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" diff mode
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set diffopt+=iwhite
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endif
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==References==
 
==References==
 
*{{help|vimdiff}}
 
*{{help|vimdiff}}
 
*{{help|'diffopt'}}
 
*{{help|'diffopt'}}
 
==Comments==
 

Latest revision as of 08:45, July 1, 2013

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created 2006 · complexity basic · author vagusri · version 5.7


I had been searching for a way to ignore white spaces while using vimdiff. Unfortunately, vimdiff -h yields the generic Vim help. I finally found that including the following line in vimrc solves the problem.

set diffopt+=iwhite

From the command line use:

vimdiff -c 'set diffopt+=iwhite' ...

To have vimdiff ignore whitespace while normal vim doesn't, simply put this into your .vimrc:

if &diff
    " diff mode
    set diffopt+=iwhite
endif


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