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Plan 9 - man page for cmp (plan9 section 1)

CMP(1)				     General Commands Manual				   CMP(1)

NAME
       cmp - compare two files

SYNOPSIS
       cmp [ -lsL ] file1 file2 [ offset1 [ offset2 ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       The  two files are compared.  A diagnostic results if the contents differ, otherwise there
       is no output.

       The options are:

       l      Print the byte number (decimal) and the differing bytes (hexadecimal) for each dif-
	      ference.

       s      Print nothing for differing files, but set the exit status.

       L      Print the line number of the first differing byte.

       If offsets are given, comparison starts at the designated byte position of the correspond-
       ing file.  Offsets that begin with 0x are hexadecimal; with 0, octal; with anything  else,
       decimal.

SOURCE
       /sys/src/cmd/cmp.c

SEE ALSO
       diff(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       If  a  file  is inaccessible or missing, the exit status is If the files are the same, the
       exit status is empty (true).  If they are the same except that  one  is	longer	than  the
       other, the exit status is Otherwise cmp reports the position of the first disagreeing byte
       and the exit status is

											   CMP(1)


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