Comp compares the contents of two files or groups of files byte by byte


Compares the contents of two files or groups of files byte by byte. Comp   You can compare files on the same or different drives and files in the same or different directories. comp   When comparing files, it displays the location and name of the file. If used without parameters, then   comp   Prompt for files to compare.

comp [data1] [data2] [/d] [/a] [/l] [/n=number] [/c]

Specifies the location and name of the first file or file set to compare. Use the wildcard (*   and  ?) You can specify multiple files.  
Specifies the location and name of the second file or file set to compare. Use the wildcard (*   and  ?) You can specify multiple files.  
Displays the difference in decimal format( The default format is hexadecimal.)  
Displays the difference as a character.  
Displays the line number where the difference occurs, not the byte offset.  
Compare the first of two files   Number, even if the two files are not the same size.  
Performs a case insensitive comparison.  
Display help at the command prompt.  
Compare files with the same name  
If the files to be compared are located in different directories or different drives, they can have the same file name. If not   data2   If you specify a file name, the   data2   The default file name of the   data1   The file names in are the same. You can use the wildcard (*   and  ?) To specify the file name.

data1   and   data2   Special circumstances of  
If omitted   data1   or   data2   Necessary components or omissions of   data2,comp   You will be prompted for the missing information. If   data1   A directory name that contains only a drive letter or no file name   comp   All files and   data2   File specified in. If   data2   Contains only the drive letter or directory name   data2   The default file name of the   data1   The same as in.

comp   How do commands identify mismatches  
During the comparison, comp   A message is displayed identifying the location of different information in the two files. Each message indicates the offset memory address of unequal bytes and the content of the byte itself (unless specified)  / a   or  / d   Command line options, otherwise all in hexadecimal notation). The message is displayed in the following format:  

Compare error at OFFSET xxxxxxxx

file1 = xx

file2 = xx 

after   ten   After an unequal comparison, comp   The command terminates the file comparison and displays the following information:  

10 Mismatches – ending compare

Comparing files of different sizes 
Unless specified  / n   Command line options, otherwise files of different sizes cannot be compared. If the file size is different, comp   The following message is displayed:  

Files are different sizes

Compare more files (Y/N)? 

Press   Y   Compare other file pairs. Press   N   stop it   comp   Orders.

If you press   Y   In response to the prompt, the   comp   In each comparison it makes, any of the command line options specified on the command line are used until you press   N   Or retype the command.

When comparing files of different sizes, use  / n   The command line option compares only the first part of each file.

Compare files in order  
If you use a wildcard (*   and  ?) Specify multiple files, comp   Find and   data1   Match the first file and match it with the   data2   Compare with the corresponding files (if any) in. comp   The command reports the results of the comparison, and then compares the results for each match   data1   Do the same for the file. When finished, comp   The following message is displayed:  

Compare more files (Y/N)? 

To compare other files, press   Y。 comp   Command prompt you type the location and name of the new file. To stop comparing, press   N。 When pressed   Y   Comp   You are prompted for command line options to use. If no command line options are specified, comp   The previously specified command line options are used.

If   comp   cannot find file  
If   comp   Unable to find the specified file, you will be prompted with a message to decide whether to compare other files.

To add a directory   C:\Reports   Content and backup directory of  \\ Sales\Backup\April   To compare, type:

comp c:\reports \\sales\backup\april 

To compare  \ Invoice   The beginning of a text file in a directory   ten   To display the result in decimal format, type:

comp \invoice\*.txt \invoice\backup\*.txt /n=10 /d