libalgorithm-diff-perl - module to find differences between files

Distribution: Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: libalgorithm-diff-perl
Package version: 1.19.02
Package release: 3
Package architecture: all
Package type: deb
Installed size: 137 B
Download size: 50.53 KB
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Algorithm::Diff is a Perl module that allows users to analyze text based on a Longest Common Subsequence (LCS) algorithm. It can compare two files and find the differences between them, which can produce the same information as the common Unix tool 'diff'. There is an XS-optimized implementation of the core loop, which accelerates some types of diff output (see libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl).




    Source package: libalgorithm-diff-perl

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install libalgorithm-diff-perl deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install libalgorithm-diff-perl


    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/README
    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/libalgorithm-diff-perl/examples/
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Algorithm::Diff.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man3/Algorithm::DiffOld.3pm.gz
    • /usr/share/perl5/Algorithm/
    • /usr/share/perl5/Algorithm/


    2012-11-02 - Xavier Guimard <> libalgorithm-diff-perl (1.19.02-3) unstable; urgency=low [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * Email change: Salvatore Bonaccorso -> [ Ansgar Burchardt ] * debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git. [ Xavier Guimard ] * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4 * Update d/copyright to format 1.0 * Add myself to uploaders * Change source URL since permalink points to an old release (Closes: #661578) * Forward fix-pod.patch to * Update debhelper dependency to 8

    2010-07-28 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <> libalgorithm-diff-perl (1.19.02-2) unstable; urgency=low [ Jonathan Yu ] * Add myself to Uploaders and Copyright * Rewrite control description * Standards-Version 3.8.3 (no changes) * Install scripts + README via example + docs file * Update to new short debhelper rules format * Recommend the forthcoming libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl module * Add a patch to fix POD [ gregor herrmann ] * debian/watch: improved regexp for matching upstream releases. * debian/control: Changed: Switched Vcs-Browser field to ViewSVN (source stanza). * debian/control: Added: ${misc:Depends} to Depends: field. * Change my email address. [ Nathan Handler ] * debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases. [ Salvatore Bonaccorso ] * debian/control: Changed: Replace versioned (build-)dependency on perl (>= 5.6.0-{12,16}) with an unversioned dependency on perl (as permitted by Debian Policy 3.8.3). * Convert to '3.0 (quilt)' source package format. Drop README.source as not needed anymore and drop quilt framework from debian/{rules,control}. * Add myself to Uploaders. * Refresh debian/copyright to revision 135 of DEP5s format- specification for machine-readable copyright files. * Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.1. * Add fix-spelling-error-in-manpage.patch to fix spelling error in manpage of Algorithm::Diff.

    2008-03-09 - gregor herrmann <> libalgorithm-diff-perl (1.19.02-1) unstable; urgency=low * Take over for the Debian Perl Group on maintainer's request ( * debian/control: Added: Vcs-Svn field (source stanza); Vcs-Browser field (source stanza); Homepage field (source stanza). Changed: Maintainer set to Debian Perl Group <pkg-perl-> (was: Florian Weimer <>). * debian/watch: add uversionmangle. * New upstream release (includes both patches from earlier Debian versions: "export LCSidx" and "typo in example"). * Set Standards-Version to 3.7.3 (no changes). * Set debhelper compatibility level to 5 (and add debian/compat). * debian/control: - add /me to Uploaders - remove Section and Priority from binary package stanza - move debhelper to Build-Depends * Remove debian/libalgorithm-diff-perl.dirs. * debian/rules: update based on dh-make-perl's templates. * debian/copyright: mention Debian Perl Group, add additional copyright holder, use specific download URL instead of pointing to CPAN at large.

    2005-11-29 - Florian Weimer <> libalgorithm-diff-perl (1.19.01-2) unstable; urgency=low * Update debian/watch to match only relevant .tar.gz files. * Apply patch from Martin Zobel-Helas to properly export LCSidx. Closes: #341227. * Fix typo in example (upstream bug 16067). * Bump Standards-Version to No changes necessary.

    2004-10-01 - Florian Weimer <> libalgorithm-diff-perl (1.19.01-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release. * Adopt the package. Closes: #274119.

    2003-12-23 - Michael Alan Dorman <> libalgorithm-diff-perl (1.15-5) unstable; urgency=low * Rebuild so that .arch-ids/ files don't get included in the package.