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How can I compare (the content of) two files?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Jun 30, 2000 at 04:46 UTC
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Answer: How can I compare (the content of) two files?
contributed by devslashneil

Another way would be to use File::Compare

use File::Compare; if (compare("file1","file2") == 0) { print "They are the same\n"; }
Answer: How can I compare(the content) two files?
contributed by QandAEditors

Well, you can use diff, if you're in Unix (or Windows? I don't know):

% diff file1 file2
If you're looking to do it in Perl, check out Algorithm::Diff.
Answer: How can I compare(the content) two files?
contributed by QandAEditors

On windows, it's fc.exe. For example,

c:\> fc file1 file2

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