cmp

CMP(1plan9)                                                        CMP(1plan9)



NAME
       cmp - compare two files

SYNOPSIS
       cmp [ -lsL ] file1 file2 [ offset1 [ offset2 ] ]

DESCRIPTION
       The two files are compared.  A diagnostic results if the contents
       differ, otherwise there is no output.

       The options are:

       l      Print the byte number (decimal) and the differing bytes
              (hexadecimal) for each difference.

       s      Print nothing for differing files, but set the exit status.

       L      Print the line number of the first differing byte.

       If offsets are given, comparison starts at the designated byte position
       of the corresponding file.  Offsets that begin with 0x are hexadecimal;
       with 0, octal; with anything else, decimal.

SOURCE
       /src/cmd/cmp.c

SEE ALSO
       diff(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
       If a file is inaccessible or missing, the exit status is If the files
       are the same, the exit status is empty (true).  If they are the same
       except that one is longer than the other, the exit status is Otherwise
       cmp reports the position of the first disagreeing byte and the exit
       status is



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