compare compressed files
filters that invoke cmp(1)
respectively to compare
compressed files. Such files generally have a “Z” or
“gz” extension (both the
formats are supported).
that are specified are passed to
If only file1
is specified, it is compared
against a file with the same name, but with the extension removed. When both
are specified, either file may be
- Directory in which to place temporary files. If unset,
/tmp is used.
- Temporary file for zcmp.
- Temporary file for zdiff.
solely on the file extension to determine what is, or is not, a compressed
file. Consequently, the following are not supported as arguments:
- device special files
- filenames indicating the
standard input (‘-’)