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Module Version: 1.1001   Source   Latest Release: perl-5.21.6

NAME ^

File::Compare - Compare files or filehandles

SYNOPSIS ^

        use File::Compare;

        if (compare("file1","file2") == 0) {
            print "They're equal\n";
        }

DESCRIPTION ^

The File::Compare::compare function compares the contents of two sources, each of which can be a file or a file handle. It is exported from File::Compare by default.

File::Compare::cmp is a synonym for File::Compare::compare. It is exported from File::Compare only by request.

RETURN ^

File::Compare::compare return 0 if the files are equal, 1 if the files are unequal, or -1 if an error was encountered.

AUTHOR ^

File::Compare was written by Nick Ing-Simmons. Its original documentation was written by Chip Salzenberg.

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