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This will output any shared entries. No output = no shared items.
As for the - and + returned by the command you used, that's how differences are indicated: - means present in file 1 only, + means present in file two only. Neither - nor + means that the item occurs in both files.
Try using the -y flag in diff. That will print out contents of both files in columns so you can easily compare them and see which lines are different. Might not be very readable if the individual lines are very long though.
There are lots of other flags you can use for different styles of output. Read the man file.
Last edited by David the H.; 09-15-2007 at 12:44 PM.
That got it working for some reason. I just randomly tried the ignore all space dash, even thought there are no spaces in either of the files, but it did work.
That's linux commands for you in my experience, sometimes they just don't make sense, but you can still get the job done. Gotta love it. Would have been way more trouble in windows though, so i can't complain.