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Old 02-28-2013
What does this diff output mean?


What does that mean in diff?
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Old 02-28-2013
In diff output;
  • a stands for added
  • d stands for deleted
  • c stands for changed
Then line numbers of files appears before and after a/d/c
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Old 02-28-2013
in addition to bipinajith response

the output from your diff means the fist file in the diff command has a blank line in it that the seconf file does not.

from the diff man page.....
the diff command displays all lines affected in the first file preceded by a <: (less than sign, colon), then displays all lines affected in the second file are preceded by a > (greater than sign).
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Old 03-06-2013
To understand diff, it helps to make some small test files and diff them.

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