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Visual file content comparisons with Terminal and MD5
Authored by: spiff on Nov 28, '05 09:20:22AM

As with a lot of hints, the time taken to write it up makes quick fast hints look longer than they actually take to do it. This 'trick' takes me all of 2 seconds to do or so.

This may be overkill for a small set of files, but when you're comparing a list of 'em, say 30-40, and the list fits in a single terminal window then it works quite nicely. It is faster than eyeballing a select part of the checksum, be it the beginning, middle or end and A:B comparing them that way.



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