Comparing files in Windows command prompt

comp command is used to compare 2 or more files.

Here is the syntax of comp command.

comp <file1> <file2>

To make the file comparsion in case-insensitive way, you can use below command.

comp <file1> <file2> /c

comp-command-in-windows

comp-command-in-windows

comp command does not tell exact differences between files. We have another command “fc” that tells exact differences between files.

Below image shows how “fc” command works.

fc-command-in-windows

fc-command-in-windows

To ignore the case and print line number as well, you can use below command.

fc names.txt names1.txt /N /C

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