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Old 07-23-2009
Compare two txt files

Hi, I want to compare two txt files and output the matches to a file. For example I have
FILE1 - accounts1.txt
Peter
norman
elektra
table
CHAIR
Newman
nOvice
FILE2 - accounts2.txt
noland
trainfil
peter
Newman
norman
neverlan
CHAIR
jackson
KelSo

I want a line by line comparison that is not case sensitivie and want the output in file MATCHES:
Peter
norman
CHAIR
Newman

Thanks for your help.
# 2  
Old 07-23-2009
man diff
# 3  
Old 07-23-2009
man grep
Code:
grep -if file2 file1

# 4  
Old 07-23-2009
Code:
sort -f file1 file2 | uniq -id

# 5  
Old 07-23-2009
Thank you

Quote:
Originally Posted by danmero
man grep
Code:
grep -if file2 file1

Thank you this worked.

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