CMP(1)                            User Commands                           CMP(1)

       cmp - compare two files byte by byte

       cmp [OPTION]... FILE1 [FILE2 [SKIP1 [SKIP2]]]

       Compare two files byte by byte.

       -b  --print-bytes
              Print differing bytes.

       -i SKIP  --ignore-initial=SKIP
              Skip the first SKIP bytes of input.

       -i SKIP1:SKIP2  --ignore-initial=SKIP1:SKIP2

              Skip the first SKIP1 bytes of FILE1 and the first SKIP2 bytes of

       -l  --verbose
              Output byte numbers and values of all differing bytes.

       -n LIMIT  --bytes=LIMIT
              Compare at most LIMIT bytes.

       -s  --quiet  --silent
              Output nothing; yield exit status only.

       -v  --version
              Output version info.

       --help Output this help.

       SKIP1 and SKIP2 are the number of bytes to skip in each file.  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.

       Written by Torbjorn Granlund and David MacKenzie.

       Report bugs to <>.

       Copyright © 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       This program comes with NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  You
       may redistribute copies of this program under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License.  For more information about these matters, see
       the file named COPYING.

       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 diff

       should give you access to the complete manual.

diffutils 2.8.1                    April 2002                             CMP(1)