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CMP(1)				 User Commands				CMP(1)

NAME
       cmp - compare two files byte by byte

SYNOPSIS
       cmp [OPTION]... FILE1 [FILE2 [SKIP1 [SKIP2]]]

DESCRIPTION
       Compare two files byte by byte.

       The optional SKIP1 and SKIP2 specify the number of bytes to skip at the
       beginning of each file (zero by default).

       Mandatory arguments to long options are	mandatory  for	short  options
       too.

       -b, --print-bytes
	      print differing bytes

       -i, --ignore-initial=SKIP
	      skip first SKIP bytes of both inputs

       -i, --ignore-initial=SKIP1:SKIP2
	      skip first SKIP1 bytes of FILE1 and first SKIP2 bytes of FILE2

       -l, --verbose
	      output byte numbers and differing byte values

       -n, --bytes=LIMIT
	      compare at most LIMIT bytes

       -s, --quiet, --silent
	      suppress all normal output

       --help display this help and exit

       -v, --version
	      output version information and exit

       SKIP  values  may be followed by the following multiplicative suffixes:
       kB 1000, K  1024,  MB  1,000,000,  M  1,048,576,	 GB  1,000,000,000,  G
       1,073,741,824, and so on for T, P, E, Z, Y.

       If  a FILE is `-' or missing, read standard input.  Exit status is 0 if
       inputs are the same, 1 if different, 2 if trouble.

AUTHOR
       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to: bug-diffutils@gnu.org
       GNU diffutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.	 License  GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       diff(1), diff3(1), sdiff(1)

       The full documentation for cmp is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.   If
       the info and cmp programs are properly installed at your site, the com‐
       mand

	      info cmp

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 3.3			  March 2013				CMP(1)
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