Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: April 2002
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cmp - compare two files byte by byte
[OPTION]... FILE1 [FILE2 [SKIP1 [SKIP2]]]
Compare two files byte by byte.
- -b --print-bytes
Print differing bytes.
- -i SKIP --ignore-initial=SKIP
Skip the first SKIP bytes of input.
-i SKIP1:SKIP2 --ignore-initial=SKIP1:SKIP2
- Skip the first SKIP1 bytes of FILE1 and the first SKIP2 bytes of FILE2.
- -l --verbose
Output byte numbers and values of all differing bytes.
- -n LIMIT --bytes=LIMIT
Compare at most LIMIT bytes.
- -s --quiet --silent
Output nothing; yield exit status only.
- -v --version
Output version info.
Output this help.
SKIP1 and SKIP2 are the number of bytes to skip in each file.
SKIP values may be followed by the following multiplicative suffixes:
kB 1000, K 1024, MB 1,000,000, M 1,048,576,
GB 1,000,000,000, G 1,073,741,824, and so on for T, P, E, Z, Y.
If a FILE is `-' or missing, read standard input.
Written by Torbjorn Granlund and David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <[email protected]>.
Copyright © 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
You may redistribute copies of this program
under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
For more information about these matters, see the file named COPYING.
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