COMMSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAMEcomm - compare two sorted files line by line
SYNOPSIScomm [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2
Compare sorted files FILE1 and FILE2 line by line.
With no options, produce three-column output. Column one contains lines unique to FILE1, column two contains lines unique to FILE2, and column three contains lines common to both files.
- suppress lines unique to FILE1
- suppress lines unique to FILE2
- suppress lines that appear in both files
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
AUTHORWritten by Richard Stallman and David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <email@example.com>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
SEE ALSOThe full documentation for comm is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and comm programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info comm
should give you access to the complete manual.