On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 05:19:58PM +0000, Paul Biggar wrote:
> My fault, apologies, I should have made it much clearer. What I was
> looking for was a way to make grep treat newlines as spaces, and so
> treat flowed paragraphs in a pleasant manner. I asked how to match two
> words, split across a new line, but what I really should have asked
> for is how to match N words in a phrase or sentence, where they may be
> split over 1, or possibly more lines.
If the changes mostly consist of differing amounts of whitespace or
reformatted paragraphs, maybe you could run both documents through LaTeX
and dvi2tty, then compare the resulting plain text?
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