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If there is need for such substitution then the whole
pathname is put in double quotes.
+The similarity index is the percentage of unchanged lines, and
+the dissimilarity index is the percentage of changed lines. It
+is a rounded down integer, followed by a percent sign. The
+similarity index value of 100% is thus reserved for two equal
+files, while 100% dissimilarity means that no line from the old
+file made it into the new one.
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