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Old 12-20-2001
unix newbie

What shellscript would I use If I wanted to list all files in the current directory which are identical to a certain filename. I am told to use binary comparison but have been unable to find out what this means.
I have tried man pages and can find a file of a certian filename
but cant seem to figure out how to find files that are the same but with different names
any help appreciated

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Old 12-20-2001
There's a number of options depending on the filetype for comparing files...

to find details in man pages type

man -k compare

The -k is used for keywords...so if you aren't sure of the command name - then this is a good way to get there.

To do all files in a directory - use a 'for x in *; do ....; done' .....loop. Heaps of example in these forums..and in the man pages.

Hope this helps..

Last edited by peter.herlihy; 12-20-2001 at 09:31 PM..
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