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diffchar.vim : Highlight the exact differences, based on characters and words

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created by
Rick Howe
script type
This plugin has been developed in order to make diff mode more useful. Vim highlights all the text in between the first and last different characters on a changed line. But this plugin will find the exact differences between them, character by character - so called DiffChar.

For example, in diff mode: ( [DiffText], <DiffAdd> )

    (window A) The [quick brown fox jumps over the lazy] dog.
    (window B) The [lazy fox jumps over the quick brown] dog.

this plugin will exactly show the changed and added units:

    (window A) The [quick] <brown >fox jumps over the [lazy] dog.
    (window B) The [lazy] fox jumps over the [quick] <brown >dog.

For details and demo samples, please visit the following git repository: https://github.com/rickhowe/diffchar.vim
install details
Install 'rickhowe/diffchar.vim' by using your plugin manager. Or manually unzip and copy all folders in your ~/.vim or ~/vimfiles.

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package script version date Vim version user release notes
diffchar8.0.zip 8.0 2018-11-01 8.0 Rick Howe Introduced a g:DiffMaxLines to be stable the performance independently of the file size. Enhanced to follow a new DiffUpdated event and iwhiteall/iwhiteeol of diffopt option, etc
diffchar7.6.zip 7.6 2018-07-22 7.0 Rick Howe Improved to make DiffChar highlights draw faster.
diffchar7.5.zip 7.5 2018-02-04 7.0 Rick Howe Enhanced to update DiffChar highlights much faster. Improved :EDChar command to show the line number.
diffchar7.4.zip 7.4 2017-12-24 7.0 Rick Howe Fixed to properly update DiffChar highlights while editing.
diffchar7.32.zip 7.32 2017-11-28 7.0 Rick Howe Modified to deal with a deprecated feature and a defect of nvim 2.1.
diffchar7.2.zip 7.2 2017-11-05 7.0 Rick Howe Fixed to map only the keys which have not been mapped.
diffchar7.1.zip 7.1 2017-10-26 7.0 Rick Howe Implemented a workaround for some defects and recent changes of vim.
diffchar7.01.zip 7.01 2017-09-29 7.0 Rick Howe Defined new commands to get and put each difference unit between 2 buffers.
diffchar.vim 1.0 2014-05-02 7.0 Rick Howe Initial upload
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