File::Compare

File::Compare(3)       Perl Programmers Reference Guide       File::Compare(3)



NAME
       File::Compare - Compare files or filehandles

SYNOPSIS
               use File::Compare;

               if (compare("file1","file2") == 0) {
                   print "They're equal\n";
               }


DESCRIPTION
       The File::Compare::compare function compares the contents of two
       sources, each of which can be a file or a file handle.  It is exported
       from File::Compare by default.

       File::Compare::cmp is a synonym for File::Compare::compare.  It is
       exported from File::Compare only by request.

RETURN
       File::Compare::compare return 0 if the files are equal, 1 if the files
       are unequal, or -1 if an error was encountered.

AUTHOR
       File::Compare was written by Nick Ing-Simmons.  Its original
       documentation was written by Chip Salzenberg.










3rd Berkeley Distribution    perl 5.005, patch 02             File::Compare(3)