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Old 04-02-2014
Hi all,
i wrote the below code to get the mismatch between two files.
but i want the output even the data's are fliped,
file a has

and file b has


even both the file contains the same data but they are flipped.
when i use

command it gives the above as mismatch.

please help me with the awk command, that i use
awk -F"|" 'NR==FNR{a[$0];next}!($0 in a) { print $1 } '  b.txt a.txt

thanks in advance
# 9  
Old 04-02-2014
But the "comm" command is telling the truth. The files are not the same.

Just because the files are the same length with the same data flipped does NOT mean that they ARE IDENTICAL.

Q: Are these two strings identical?
abcde ABCDE

ABCDE abcde

A: No.
They have exactly the same characters but the two are NOT IDENTICAL.
# 10  
Old 04-03-2014
I have very similar requirement. I have two files File 1 and File2.
My script has to take first 5 bytes in file 1 and check for same in File 2 in 10-15 position, if matches then copy the entire record in file 2 and write in a new file 3.

Note: I have 60k records in File 1 and File 2.

Please help me using awk command.
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