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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

gzdiff (1)

Name

gzdiff - compare compressed files

Synopsis

gzcmp [ cmp_options ] file1 [ file2 ]
gzdiff [ diff_options ] file1 [ file2 ]

Description

GZDIFF(1)                   General Commands Manual                  GZDIFF(1)



NAME
       gzcmp, gzdiff - compare compressed files

SYNOPSIS
       gzcmp [ cmp_options ] file1 [ file2 ]
       gzdiff [ diff_options ] file1 [ file2 ]

DESCRIPTION
       Gzcmp  and  gzdiff  are  used  to invoke the cmp or the diff program on
       files compressed via gzip.  All options specified are  passed  directly
       to  cmp  or  diff.   If  only file1 is specified, it is compared to the
       uncompressed contents of file1.gz.  If two files are  specified,  their
       contents (uncompressed if necessary) are fed to cmp or diff.  The input
       files are not modified.  The exit status from cmp or diff is preserved.

SEE ALSO
       cmp(1), diff(1), gzmore(1), gzgrep(1), gznew(1),  gzforce(1),  gzip(1),
       gzexe(1)

BUGS
       Messages  from the cmp or diff programs may refer to file names such as
       "-" instead of to the file names specified.



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