zcmp

ZDIFF(1)                     General Commands Manual                    ZDIFF(1)



NAME
       zcmp, zdiff - compare compressed files

SYNOPSIS
       zcmp [ cmp_options ] file1 [ file2 ]
       zdiff [ diff_options ] file1 [ file2 ]

DESCRIPTION
       The zcmp and zdiff commands are used to invoke the cmp or the diff
       program on files compressed via gzip.  All options specified are passed
       directly to cmp or diff.  If only file1 is specified, it is compared to
       the uncompressed contents of file1.gz.  If two files are specified, their
       contents (uncompressed if necessary) are fed to cmp or diff.  The input
       files are not modified.  The exit status from cmp or diff is preserved.

SEE ALSO
       cmp(1), diff(1), zmore(1), zgrep(1), znew(1), zforce(1), gzip(1),
       gzexe(1)

BUGS
       Messages from the cmp or diff programs may refer to file names such as
       "-" instead of to the file names specified.




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