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cmp



SYNOPSIS

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


DESCRIPTION

       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.

       --help Output this help.

       SKIP1  and  SKIP2  are the number of bytes to skip in each
       file.  SKIP values may be followed by the following multi­
       plicative  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.


AUTHOR

       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and David MacKenzie.


REPORTING BUGS

       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org>.


COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permit­
       ted by law.  You may redistribute copies of  this  program
       under  the  terms  of the GNU General Public License.  For

diffutils 2.8.1             April 2002                     CMP(1)
  

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