“zdiff” Command Usage Examples in Linux

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This tutorial explains Linux “zdiff” command, options and its usage with examples.

zcat – Expands a compressed file to standard output.

DESCRIPTION

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zcat uncompresses either a list of files on the command line or its standard input and writes the uncompressed data on standard output. zcat will uncompress files whether they have a .gz suffix or not.

SYNOPSIS

zdiff [ diff_options ] file1 [ file2 ]

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For optons refer to diff command tutorial

EXAMPLES

1. Simple Example

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$ cat > file1.txt
This is line one
This is line two
 
$ cat > file2.txt
This is line 1
This is line two
 
$ diff file1.txt file2.txt
1c1
< This is line one
---
> This is line 1
 
$ gzip file1.txt file2.txt 
 
$ zdiff file1.txt.gz file2.txt.gz
1c1
< This is line one
---
> This is line 1

2. zdiff with -c option of diff command

$ zcat file1.txt.gz 
abc
def
ghi
$ zcat file2.txt.gz 
abc
ghi
klm
$ zdiff -c file1.txt.gz file2.txt.gz
*** /dev/fd/5	2013-12-26 11:08:57.341112539 -0800
--- -	2013-12-26 11:08:57.344296058 -0800
***************
*** 1,3 ****
  abc
- def
  ghi
--- 1,3 ----
  abc
  ghi
+ klm

For all other usages, the zdiff command works just as the diff command with the difference that it takes .gz files as input.

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