Compares two files or sets of files, displaying the differences between the two.
fc [d:][path]file1 [d:][path]file2 [options]
Compares file1 to file2.
Displays the first and last lines of differences only
Compares binary files
Compare text files
Set the maximum number of consecutive different ASCII lines to n
Set the maximum number of differences between binary files
to report, before aborting.
The default value is 20.
Use 0 to allow an unlimited number of differences.
Display the line numbers (text files only)
Scan files in subdirectories as well
Does not convert tabs into spaces for comparison
Pack white space (tabs, spaces) for text comparison
Do not show context lines in text comparison
Set to nnn lines the minimum number of consecutive matching
lines for comparison resynchronization
- FC defaults to binary mode for files .EXE, .COM, .SYS, .OBJ, .BIN and .LIB.
- By default the binary compare stops after 20 differences but that value can
be modified through the /M switch. /M0 means "unlimited differences".
/M is interpreted as /M0.
- A design limitation of this program is that, in the text mode file
comparison, only the first 32765 lines are compared; the remaining lines are
ignored. The line length is virtually unlimited.
Copyright © 1999 Maurizio Spagni
This file is covered under GNU General Public License version 2 (or at your option)
any later version.