[tex-live] texdiff on MacOS X

Victor Ivrii vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 00:40:21 CET 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
>    sh: wdiff: command not found
> I'll work on getting latexdiff into TL, but in the alternative, you can
> get the latest wdiff from
> http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/wdiff/wdiff-0.5.93.tar.gz.  I don't know if it
> has the cmdline problems Victor noted, but it wouldn't surprise me.

I checked all wdiff-0.5.9* from this site and in contrast to 0.5 I got
from more regular place (googled) they don't compile on MacOSX 10.6.2
albeit they compile on x86_64-linux

But version 0.5 has only one problem: it does not recognize
'--avoid-wraps' but it does recognize '-n' so hard editing texdiff
fixes the problem.

However I find texdiff inferior to latexdiff at least in interface as
texdiff does not produce tex-ready file: one needs to modify its


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

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