cmp - compare two files byte by byte
cmp [OPTION]... FILE1 [FILE2 [SKIP1 [SKIP2]]]
Compare two files byte by byte.
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.
-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.
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.
The full documentation for cmp is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and cmp programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
ATTRIBUTE TYPE ATTRIBUTE VALUE Availability SUNWgnu-diffutils Interface Stability Uncommitted
Source for GNU diffutils is available on http://opensolaris.org.
|diffutils 2.8.1||CMP (1)||April 2002|