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COMM

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: June 2009
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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
--check-order
check that the input is correctly sorted, even if all input lines are pairable
--nocheck-order
do not check that the input is correctly sorted
--output-delimiter=STR
separate columns with STR
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

Note, comparisons honor the rules specified by `LC_COLLATE'.  

AUTHOR

Written by Richard M. Stallman and David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report comm bugs to [email protected]
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2009 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

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 coreutils 'comm invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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