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Re: cmp: output of differing byte values in octal is undocumented and ma
Re: cmp: output of differing byte values in octal is undocumented and may not be apparent
Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:49:40 +0100
On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 10:52 +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Alain Kalker <address@hidden> writes:
> > When comparing files using "cmp -l", the fact that cmp outputs the
> > differing bytes in octal seems not to be documented anywhere.
> Output the (decimal) byte numbers and (octal) values of all
> differing bytes, instead of the default standard output. Also,
> output the EOF message if one file is shorter than the other.
Oh my. I have sinned against Rule #1 in bug reporting: I should have
stated the version of the gnu-utils I was using. I am using Debian sid
with version 2.8.1 of the GNU diffutils, which doesn't mention octal
I'm sorry to have wasted your time.