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COMM

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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NAME

comm - compare two sorted files line by line  

SYNOPSIS

comm [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2  

DESCRIPTION

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.

-1
suppress lines unique to FILE1
-2
suppress lines unique to FILE2
-3
suppress lines that appear in both files
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
 

AUTHOR

Written by Richard Stallman and David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 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 ALSO

The 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.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
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SEE ALSO




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