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Contrasting two text files

To display a clear visual contrast between two text files use the command:

   sdiff file1 file2

sdiff displays each line of the two files side by side, making it easier for you to see the difference between them.

Lines that are different are shown with a | symbol. Lines unique to file1 are identified by a < symbol; lines unique to file2 with a >. A blank line indicates that the lines are identical.

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