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Compare two files byte by byte. More information:

  • Output char and line number of the first difference between two files:

cmp {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Output info of the first difference: char, line number, bytes, and values:

cmp --print-bytes {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Output the byte numbers and values of every difference:

cmp --verbose {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Compare files but output nothing, yield only the exit status:

cmp --quiet {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}