VS.

Dif vs. Diff

Published:

Difnoun

difference

Diffnoun

(slang) difference

‘A peach and an apricot? What's the diff?’;

Dif

Dif is a settlement divided between Kenya's Wajir County and Somalia's Lower Juba region.

Diffnoun

(computing) Any program which compares two files or sets of files and outputs a description of the differences between them.

Diffnoun

(computing) The output of a diff program. A diff file.

Diffnoun

(medicine) nodot=1: differential of types of white blood cell in a complete blood count.

ADVERTISEMENT

Diffnoun

(rock climbing) A difficult route.

Diffverb

To run a diff program on (files or items) so as to produce a description of the differences between them, as for a patch file.

Diffverb

To compare two files or other objects, manually or otherwise.

Diffproper noun

(computing) A program, historically part of the Unix operating system, which compares two files or sets of files and outputs a description of the differences between them.

Diff

In computing, the utility diff is a data comparison tool that computes and displays the differences between the contents of files. Unlike edit distance notions used for other purposes, diff is line-oriented rather than character-oriented, but it is like Levenshtein distance in that it tries to determine the smallest set of deletions and insertions to create one file from the other.

ADVERTISEMENT

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons