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# 1  
Old 09-29-2012
Java how to compare two files in different directories

Hi all ,

Can any one give me the solution for below query.

I have two files .

firstfile:

xyz123
abc234
text2456

secondfile (\home\test)

xyz123:ram
ab34:scrit
text2456:maven


After you compare the ouput should the the common items in both files

Output : xyz123:ram
text2456:maven


Please reply .

ksk
# 2  
Old 09-29-2012
Like this?
Code:
awk 'FNR==NR{a[$1];next}$1 in a' firstfile FS=: secondfile

# 3  
Old 09-29-2012
Thanks for the reply . could you please explain me about the command , I haven't use awk actually .

I am a beginner in shell scripting as well.Smilie

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