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NAME

       comm - compare two sorted files line by line

SYNOPSIS

       comm [OPTION]... FILE1 FILE2

DESCRIPTION

       Compare sorted files FILE1 and FILE2 line by line.

       With  no options, produce three-column output.  Column one contains lines unique to FILE1,
       column two contains lines unique to FILE2, and column three contains lines common to  both
       files.

       -1     suppress column 1 (lines unique to FILE1)

       -2     suppress column 2 (lines unique to FILE2)

       -3     suppress column 3 (lines that appear in both files)

       --check-order
              check that the input is correctly sorted, even if all input lines are pairable

       --nocheck-order
              do not check that the input is correctly sorted

       --output-delimiter=STR
              separate columns with STR

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

       Note, comparisons honor the rules specified by 'LC_COLLATE'.

EXAMPLES

       comm -12 file1 file2
              Print only lines present in both file1 and file2.

       comm -3 file1 file2
              Print lines in file1 not in file2, and vice versa.

AUTHOR

       Written by Richard M. Stallman and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

       Report comm bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report comm translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright  ©  2013  Free  Software  Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

       join(1), uniq(1)

       The  full  documentation for comm is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and comm
       programs are properly installed at your site, the command

              info coreutils 'comm invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.