file check

Nigel Rantor wiggly at
Tue Jul 15 11:38:24 BST 2008

Christopher Jones wrote:
> What's the quickest/easiest way to check that two large (~5Gb) files are 
> identical?

Check to see if the indoe's are the same.

Otherwise use cmp, as others have said using a hash is slower than cmp, 
and doesn't tell you if they're the same, only if they're different.


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