file check

Dr Adam J Trickett adam at
Mon Jul 14 14:27:06 BST 2008

On Mon, 14 Jul 2008 at 01:16:42PM +0100, Christopher Jones wrote:
> What's the quickest/easiest way to check that two large (~5Gb) files are 
> identical?

Have a look here:

Using checksums and file size can rule out duplicates, but they 
don't prove duplication, for that you need to compare bit-by-bit.

Adam Trickett
Overton, HANTS, UK

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    -- Richard Bos's corollary

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