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Shell script which receives two file names as arguments and checks whether the two file contents are same or not. If same then delete second file

Posted By: Addie Fischer     Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu     Views: 17869

Write a shell script which receives two file names as arguments .It should check whether the two file contents are same or not. If they are same then second file should be deleted.

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echo "Enter first file name "
read file1
echo "Enter second file name "
read file2

cmp $file1 $file2 > error

total=`wc -c error | cut -f 7 -d " "`
echo $total

if [ $total -eq 0 ]
then
        echo "Both file's contents are same"else
        echo "Both file's contents are not same"
fi
  
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Pawan Kumar from Australia Comment on: Apr 27
what does means error in this program.please explain as soon as possible.
thanking you

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