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Linux 2.6 - man page for cmp (linux section 1)

CMP(1)					  User Commands 				   CMP(1)

       cmp - compare two files byte by byte

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

       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 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.

       If  a  FILE  is	`-'  or missing, read standard input.  Exit status is 0 if inputs are the
       same, 1 if different, 2 if trouble.

       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and David MacKenzie.

       Report bugs to: bug-diffutils@gnu.org GNU diffutils home  page:	<http://www.gnu.org/soft-
       ware/diffutils/> General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

       Copyright  (C)  2010  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO	WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

       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

	      info diff

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 2.9.19-4065			    April 2010					   CMP(1)

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