Command: diskcomp

  DISKCOMP compares the contents of two floppy disks, track by track.

Syntax:

  diskcomp [drive [drive]] [/1] [/8] [/4[0]] [/b] [/?]
           drive  The drive letter for a floppy disk.  If only one 
           drive letter is given, assume the working drive 
           (if a floppy drive.)  If no drive letters are given, 
           assume both are the working drive (if a floppy).
           If both drives are the same, diskcomp will read one 
           floppy at a time, and you will need to swap floppies.

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Options:

  /1   Compare only the first sides of the disks, even if 
       double-sided disks.
  /8   Compare only the first 8 sectors per track.
  /40  Compare only the first 40 tracks (shortcut: /4)
  /b   Forces diskcomp to use the BIOS to access the floppy 
       disk drive. (The BIOS is slower, but might be required 
       for compatibility on some machines.)
  /?   Shows the help

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Comments:

  This program compares two disks (max 32 MB each) and shows the
  md5sum digest of the contents. It tells whether disk contents
  differ (shows a message and sets the EXITCODE (ERRORLEVEL)
  appropriately).
  If you only give one drive, you have to change disks after the
  first disk is read. If you give no drive option, two disks in
  the current drive are compared to each other.

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Examples:

  diskcomp A: A:  compares two disks

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See also:

  comp
  diskcopy
  fc
  md5sum

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File:

  Please read this command's lsm file also.
  You will find the updated version (internet) here and
  the version described in this manual page here.
  The lsm file contains information about the name of the programmer,
  the download site, and some other command related information.

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  Copyright © 1998 Jim Hall, updated 2007 by W. Spiegl.

  This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO.
  See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.