How To Install latexdiff-hg on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install latexdiff-hg on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update latexdiff-hg as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install latexdiff
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install latexdiff

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is latexdiff-hg and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install latexdiff-hg on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install latexdiff-hg on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install latexdiff-hg using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install latexdiff

Install latexdiff-hg on CentOS 8 using yum

Because latexdiff-hg is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install latexdiff-hg package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install latexdiff

How to upgrade (update) a single package latexdiff-hg using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like latexdiff-hg in this example you should use the following command:

yum update latexdiff

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade latexdiff

How to Upgrade latexdiff-hg on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update latexdiff

How To remove latexdiff-hg from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the latexdiff-hg package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove latexdiff

Extra info and code examples

latexdiff compares two LaTeX files and marks up significant differences between them (i.e. a diff for LaTeX files). It generates a new LaTeX file containing the annotated differences. Various options are available for visual markup using standard LaTeX packages such as 'color.sty'. Changes not directly affecting visible text, for example in formatting commands, are still marked in the LaTeX source. A rudimentary revision facilility is provided by another Perl script, 'latexrevise', which accepts or rejects all changes. Manual editing of the difference file can be used to override this default behaviour and accept or reject selected changes only.


You now have a full guide on how to install latexdiff-hg using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the latexdiff-hg from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install latexdiff-hg on CentOS 8

How To Install latexdiff-hg on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install latexdiff-hg on Kali Linux

How To Install latexdiff-hg on Debian 11

How To Install latexdiff-hg on Fedora 34

How To Install latexdiff-hg on Ubuntu 21.04