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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
diffchar9.7.zip 9.7 2024-02-14 8.2 Rick Howe Implemented to use a new builtin diff() function to compare diff units and make it faster in vim.
diffchar9.61.zip 9.61 2023-07-16 8.2 Rick Howe Changed not to incrementally check the diff lines upon scrolling or searching. Fixed not to use hl-DiffText if [{hlg}] is specified in the g:DiffColors option.
diffchar8.91.zip 8.91 2021-12-07 8.0 Rick Howe Updated to check a new WinClosed event to appropriately reset/repair the highlighted diff units.
diffchar7.6.zip 7.6 2018-07-22 7.0 Rick Howe Improved to make DiffChar highlights draw faster.
diffchar.vim 1.0 2014-05-02 7.0 Rick Howe Initial upload
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