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Compare the contents of two files or sets of files. Use wildcards (*) to compare sets of files. More information: https://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/comp.

  • Compare files interactively:

comp

  • Compare two specified files:

comp {{path/to/file_1}} {{path/to/file_2}}

  • Compare two sets of files:

comp {{path/to/directory_1/*}} {{path/to/directory_2/*}}

  • Display differences in decimal format:

comp /d {{path/to/file_1}} {{path/to/file_2}}

  • Display differences in ASCII format:

comp /a {{path/to/file_1}} {{path/to/file_2}}

  • Display line numbers for differences:

comp /l {{path/to/file_1}} {{path/to/file_2}}

  • Compare files case-insensitively:

comp /c {{path/to/file_1}} {{path/to/file_2}}

  • Compare only the first 5 lines of each file:

comp /n={{5}} {{path/to/file_1}} {{path/to/file_2}}