**** EDIFF -- a comprehensive interface to diff for Emacs and XEmacs
README -- This file
Makefile -- Automated installation file
ediff.texi -- Manual in Texinfo format
ediff, ediff-? -- The Info files
ediff.dvi -- Manual in DVI format
ediff.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-init.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-help.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-wind.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-util.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-diff.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-merg.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-mult.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-vers.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-ptch.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
ediff-tbar.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code -- for XEmacs only
ediff-hook.el -- Ediff Emacs Lisp code
toolbar/ -- Ediff toolbar icons -- for XEmacs only
To install Ediff do:
tar xf ediff.tar
Then do the following:
1. To compile Lisp:
make (or 'make all')
2. You can also type
to do what "make all" does plus it will copy the files ediff*.elc
into a suitable Lisp directory.
To make this happen, you will most likely have to change the PREFIX
variable in Makefile and, possibly, one or more of these variables:
DATADIR, LISPDIR, INFODIR, ETCDIR, and VERSION
if they don't point to the right directories in your installation.
You also need to have a write permission for all directories
mentioned in LISPDIR, INFODIR, and ETCDIR.
3. XEmacs users must invoke `make' with the parameter EMACS=xemacs.
Even better: edit Makefile directly.
4. Under XEmacs, copy the icons in the `toolbar' directory into
Normally, all Ediff menus and autoloads are already defined in Emacs, so you
don't need to define anything in your .emacs to run Ediff.
However, if it was announced that this distribution of Ediff contains
new features, you may need to put
in your .emacs to take advantage of these new features. This doesn't load
Ediff, but readies Emacs for the things to come. When this version of
Ediff gets installed in the standard Emacs distribution, you can remove
the above require-statement (but leaving it in does no harm).