[tex-live] texdiff on MacOS X

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 10:53:04 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:24 AM, T T <t34www at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2009/12/9 Daniel Becker <daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de>:
>> Dear all,
>> I just found out that texdiff doesn't work for me (Mac OS X, 10.6) since wdiff is not available.

Actually one can install it but then it complains

wdiff: unrecognized option '--avoid-wraps' despite  wdiff --help lists
this option.
Editing texdiff we just replace by '-n'
Then it works albeit one needs manually put few lines into preamble.
Not sure if it is worth trouble as latexdiff does not require all this

>> Do I have alternatives with TeXLive2009? How would I find out about them if I couldn't ask here?
> I use latexdiff, but it is not included in TL. I installed it in
> $TEXMFHOME, it is not difficult to set up.
> Karl, perhaps this package cloud be added? One thing of note about it:
> there are three variants of the program and we want the latexdiff-so
> one to be linked/wrapped in bin/ARCH, because it's a pure Perl script
> with all necessary modules inlined. I would just rename it to
> latexdiff.pl, so that w32 wrapper can pick it up automatically.

> Cheers,
> Tomek

Victor Ivrii, Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

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