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Old 11-19-2009
how can i unix compare two files??

how can i unix compare two files??

var1 = 6499 7328 6351 7583 7573
var2 = 6499 7328 6351 7583 7777
i did:
diff $var1 $var2
and i got the output:

1c1
< 6499 7328 6351 7583 7573
---
> 6499 7328 6351 7583 7777



what can i do with it? and what does it tell me?? how can i knoe that the difference is the 7777 and the 7573

??
# 2  
Old 11-19-2009
Use
Code:
cmp $var1 $var2

# 3  
Old 11-19-2009
OK.
but now its tell me:
file1.txt file2.txt differ: char 22, line 1
so how can i see what is char 22 in line 1?
and how can i see more difference after char 22??
 

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