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CMP(1)							      General Commands Manual							    CMP(1)

NAME
cmp - compare two files
SYNOPSIS
cmp [ -l ] [ -s ] file1 file2
DESCRIPTION
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. Options: -l Print the byte number (decimal) and the differing bytes (octal) for each difference. -s Print nothing for differing files; return codes only.
SEE ALSO
diff(1), comm(1)
DIAGNOSTICS
Exit code 0 is returned for identical files, 1 for different files, and 2 for an inaccessible or missing argument. 7th Edition April 29, 1985 CMP(1)
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