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 © 2016 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 command

              info cmp

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 3.5                                                                               August 2016                                                                                     CMP(1)