[CentOS] Inquiry:How to compare two files but not in line-by-line basis?

Paul Bijnens Paul.Bijnens at xplanation.com
Wed Dec 2 10:01:22 UTC 2009


On 2009-12-02 10:56, hadi motamedi wrote:
> But "#diff -y" compares the two files in line-by-line basis . But my two 
> files do not have one-to-one correspondence , say row#1 in file1 maybe 
> the same as say row#5 in file2 . So I seek a way that does not consider 
> this as a difference (but diff will consider).

(( First, please do not top-post. ))

"diff" would match the line2 in file1 with the line5 in file2,
and it would mark that some lines were inserted there.

I think you'll have to specify more what you mean by "compare",
and what you think is different or same.




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