Here is the output of the command ‘diff3 lao tzu tao’ (see A Third Sample Input File, for the complete contents of the files). Notice that it shows only the lines that are different among the three files.
====2 1:1,2c 3:1,2c The Way that can be told of is not the eternal Way; The name that can be named is not the eternal name. 2:0a ====1 1:4c The Named is the mother of all things. 2:2,3c 3:4,5c The named is the mother of all things. ====3 1:8c 2:7c so we may see their outcome. 3:9c so we may see their result. ==== 1:11a 2:11,13c They both may be called deep and profound. Deeper and more profound, The door of all subtleties! 3:13,14c -- The Way of Lao-Tzu, tr. Wing-tsit Chan