Package Details: delta 20060803-3

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Package Base: delta
Description: An useful tool that lets you minimize interesting files subject to a test of their interestingness.
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: None
Maintainer: tavianator
Last Packager: tavianator
Votes: 4
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2011-11-02 14:14 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-12-31 17:25 (UTC)

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Latest Comments

Zeioth commented on 2023-08-15 23:59 (UTC)

Currently failing to compile:

JohnTheCF commented on 2022-09-26 12:18 (UTC)

If you're looking for the delta which is a git diff replcement ( then you want to install either git-delta or git-delta-git

joehillen commented on 2021-06-23 18:13 (UTC)

I thought this was the new diff replacement I was hearing about, but it turns out I want: git-delta-bin

Volker_Weissmann commented on 2020-12-29 12:40 (UTC)

Use this as a PKGBUILD:

# Maintainer: Merkil <>

pkgdesc="An useful tool that lets you minimize interesting files subject to a test of their interestingness."
arch=(i686 x86_64)
makedepends=('make' 'gcc' 'flex' 'curl')

build() {
  cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}/"
  make clean
  make || return 1
  make check || return 1

package() {
  cd "${srcdir}/${pkgname}/"
  install -Dm 755 ./topformflat "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/topformflat"
  install -Dm 755 ./delta "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/delta"
  install -Dm 755 ./multidelta "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/multidelta"
  install -Dm 644 ./License.txt "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}/License.txt"

tavianator commented on 2016-05-16 13:39 (UTC)

@sebo: Pushed an update that sets DLAGENTS like you suggested (using curl though). Thanks!

sebo commented on 2016-05-14 21:22 (UTC)

I don't know if there are any adverse affects from this, but adding wget as a dependency and adding a DLAGENTS variable to the PKGBUILD will resolve the redirect loop issue for all users I believe. patch:

sebo commented on 2016-05-08 16:35 (UTC)

Nevermind, found another workaround. Inserting 'http::/usr/bin/wget -O %o %u' at the top of DLAGENTS resolved the issue for me.

sebo commented on 2016-05-08 16:29 (UTC)

I got into a redirect loop I think. Putting 'http::http::/usr/bin/curl -qb - --retry 3 --retry-delay 3 -o %o %u' in DLAGENTS did not resolve the issue. Because I then get complaints about curl not being installed for some reason. What exactly does your DLAGENTS look like?

tavianator commented on 2015-05-17 15:19 (UTC)

If you get a redirect loop, make sure /etc/makepkg.conf has 'http::http::/usr/bin/curl -qb "" ...' in DLAGENTS.