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How do I compare the lines in two text file?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Jul 31, 2000 at 09:15 UTC
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I wish to compare the lines from file1.txt with file2.txt and export what are the missing lines not found in file2.txt to another result.txt

Answer: How do I compare the lines in two text file?
contributed by lhoward

The CPAN module Algorithm::Diff is also built for doing this sort of thing.

Answer: How do I compare the lines in two text file?
contributed by davorg

If you're on a system that supports it, the easiest way might be to use the Unix diff command.

For a pure Perl solution, you might be able to do something with the Array::Compare module from CPAN.

Answer: How do I compare the lines in two text file?
contributed by lovequestion

I have a software which can compare file, it reports the results of the comparison in two side-by-side windows on the screen, i like it very much. The name of it is Active File Compare more information: http://www.qweas.com/download/system/desktop_tools/active_file_compare.htm

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