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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)