comm



COMM(1)                          User Commands                         COMM(1)




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 © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR  A  PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.


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

       should give you access to the complete manual.



comm (coreutils) 5.2.1             July 2005                           COMM(1)

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