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NAME

       zcmp, zdiff - compare compressed files

SYNOPSIS

       zcmp [ cmp_options ] file1 [ file2 ]
       zdiff [ diff_options ] file1 [ file2 ]

DESCRIPTION

       Zcmp  and zdiff are used to invoke the cmp or the diff program on files
       compressed via gzip.  All options specified are passed directly to  cmp
       or  diff.   If  only  1  file is specified, then the files compared are
       file1 and an uncompressed file1.gz.  If two files are  specified,  then
       they  are  uncompressed  if necessary and fed to cmp or diff.  The exit
       status from cmp or diff is preserved.

SEE ALSO

       cmp(1),  diff(1),  zmore(1),  zgrep(1),  znew(1),  zforce(1),  gzip(1),
       gzexe(1)

BUGS

       Messages  from  the  cmp  or diff programs refer to temporary filenames
       instead of those specified.

                                                                      ZDIFF(1)