zdiff

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
       Zcmp and zdiff 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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