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Old 02-13-2012, 06:10 AM   #1
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How to find the difference in two shell script files..


Please let us how to find the difference in two unix shell script files..
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use the diff command
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If you want a 'side by side' view try sdiff. (Works best with wide screen/terminal and options of your choice. See the MAN page.)
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I use diff -u and patch to get the differences and apply changes to my scripts

ps: diff -y does the same as sdiff

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You can use either diff or cmp command.


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