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cmp(1)									cmp(1)

       cmp - compare two files

       file1 file2 [skip1 [skip2]]

       compares	 two  files (if file1 or file2 is the standard input is used).
       Under default options, makes no comment if the files are the  same;  if
       they differ, it announces the byte and line number at which the differ‐
       ence occurred.  If one file is an initial  subsequence  of  the	other,
       that  fact  is  noted.	skip1  and skip2 are initial byte offsets into
       file1 and file2, respectively; and maybe octal or decimal; the form  of
       the  number is determined by the environment variable (in the C locale,
       a leading 0 denotes an octal number. See on environ(5) and strtol(3C)).

       recognizes the following options:

	      Print the byte number (decimal) and the differing bytes (octal)
		      for each difference (byte numbering begins at  1	rather
		      than 0).

	      Print nothing for differing files; return codes only.

   Environment Variables
       determines  the	language  in  which messages are displayed.  If is not
       specified or is set to the empty string, a default of "C" (see lang(5))
       is  used	 instead  of  If any internationalization variable contains an
       invalid setting, behaves as if all internationalization	variables  are
       set to "C".  See environ(5).

   International Code Set Support
       Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.

       returns the following exit values:

	      Files are identical.
	      Files are not identical.
	      Inaccessible or missing argument.

       prints the following warning if the comparison succeeds till the end of
       file of file1(file2) is reached.

       SEE ALSO
	      comm(1), diff(1).


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