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Comparing files and directories with the diff and comm Linux commands

Jun 11, 2018, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sandra Henry-Stocker)

There are a number of ways to compare files and directories on Linux systems. The diff, colordiff, and wdiff commands are just a sampling of commands that you're likely to run into. Another is comm. The command (think "common") lets you compare files in side-by-side columns the contents of individual files.

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