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Old 05-23-2009
Compare & append

I need to write a Shell Script to compare two files & display the result. If the two files are different append them and store them in a new file. How do i proceed...can someone give me a coding ?
# 2  
Old 05-23-2009
Code:
diff file1 file2
if [[ $? -ne 0 ]]
cat file1 file2> newfile
fi


Last edited by radoulov; 05-23-2009 at 01:16 PM.. Reason: added code tags
# 3  
Old 05-24-2009
you can use cmp to compare the two files.
Code:
cmp file1 file2

# 4  
Old 05-25-2009
Thanks ! the replies were useful ! I could build upon it !

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