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cmp(1)									cmp(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     cmp - compare two files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     cmp [ -l ]	[ -s ] file1 file2 [ skip1 ] [ skip2 ]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     The two files are compared.  (If file1 is -, the standard input is	used.)
     Under default options, cmp	makes no comment if the	files are the same; if
     they differ, it announces the byte	and line number	at which the
     difference	occurred.  If one file is an initial subsequence of the	other,
     that fact is noted.  skip1	and skip2 are initial byte offsets into	file1
     and file2 respectively, and may be	either octal or	decimal; a leading 0
     denotes octal.


      -l  Print	the byte number	(decimal) and the differing bytes (octal) for
	  each difference.

      -s  Print	nothing	for differing files; return codes only.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

	  language-specific message file (See LANG on environ(5).)

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     comm(1), diff(1).

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Exit code 0 is returned for identical files, 1 for	different files, and 2
     for an inaccessible or missing argument.

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