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NAME
       GNU 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:	<https://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/>
       General help using GNU software:	<https://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software	Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or	later <https://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 GNU is maintained as a Texinfo  manual.   If
       the info	and GNU	programs are properly installed	at your	site, the com-
       mand

	      info GNU

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 3.7			 December 2018				GNU(1)

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