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cmp (1g)

Name

cmp - compare two files byte by byte

Synopsis

cmp [OPTION]... FILE1 [FILE2 [SKIP1 [SKIP2]]]

Description

CMP(1)                           User Commands                          CMP(1)



NAME
       cmp - compare two files byte by byte

SYNOPSIS
       cmp [OPTION]... FILE1 [FILE2 [SKIP1 [SKIP2]]]

DESCRIPTION
       Compare two files byte by byte.

       The optional SKIP1 and SKIP2 specify the number of bytes to skip at the
       beginning of each file (zero by default).

       Mandatory arguments to long options are  mandatory  for  short  options
       too.

       -b, --print-bytes
              print differing bytes

       -i, --ignore-initial=SKIP
              skip first SKIP bytes of both inputs

       -i, --ignore-initial=SKIP1:SKIP2
              skip first SKIP1 bytes of FILE1 and first SKIP2 bytes of FILE2

       -l, --verbose
              output byte numbers and differing byte values

       -n, --bytes=LIMIT
              compare at most LIMIT bytes

       -s, --quiet, --silent
              suppress all normal output

       --help display this help and exit

       -v, --version
              output version information and exit

       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.  Exit status is 0 if
       inputs are the same, 1 if different, 2 if trouble.

AUTHOR
       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to: bug-diffutils@gnu.org
       GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+--------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |  ATTRIBUTE VALUE   |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Availability   | text/gnu-diffutils |
       +---------------+--------------------+
       |Stability      | Uncommitted        |
       +---------------+--------------------+
SEE ALSO
       diff(1), diff3(1), sdiff(1)

       The full documentation for cmp is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.   If
       the info and cmp programs are properly installed at your site, the com-
       mand

              info cmp

       should give you access to the complete manual.



NOTES
       This    software    was    built    from    source     available     at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.    The  original  community
       source was  downloaded  from   https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/diffutils/diffu-
       tils-3.6.tar.xz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at https://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils.



diffutils 3.6                      May 2017                             CMP(1)