ZDIFF(1) BSD General Commands Manual ZDIFF(1)
zcmp, zdiff -- compare compressed files
zcmp [options] file [file2]
zdiff [options] file [file2]
zcmp and zdiff are filters that invoke cmp(1) or diff(1) respectively to compare compressed
files. Any options that are specified are passed to cmp(1) or diff(1).
If only file1 is specified, it is compared against a file with the same name, but with the
extension removed. When both file1 or file2 are specified, either file may be compressed.
Extensions handled by gzip(1):
o z, Z,
Extensions handled by bzip2(1):
Extensions handled by xz(1):
TMPDIR Directory in which to place temporary files. If unset, /tmp is used.
/tmp/zcmp.XXXXXXXXXX Temporary file for zcmp.
/tmp/zdiff.XXXXXXXXXX Temporary file for zdiff.
bzip2(1), cmp(1), diff(1), gzip(1), xz(1)
zcmp and zdiff rely solely on the file extension to determine what is, or is not, a com-
pressed file. Consequently, the following are not supported as arguments:
- device special files
- filenames indicating the standard input (``-'')
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