variable-length format on a record-for-record basis and to display
dissimilar records at the terminal. The format of the
fileid is the file identifier of a file
identifiers (filename, filetype,
specified for each fileid.
to be compared.
defines specific columns to be compared. The comparison
begins at position mm of each record. The comparison proceeds
up to and including column
place of a blank if the total number of characters required
for mm-nn is not more than eight (maximum parameter field
size). If column nn is specified, the hyphen may not follow
or precede a blank. If column nn is not specified, the
default ending position is the last character of each record
(the logical record length).
,. To find out whether two files are identical, enter both file
identifications, as follows:
compare testl assemble a test' assemble b
2. To stop the display of dissimilar records, use the
3. If a file does not exist on a specified
extensions are also searched. The complete fileids of the files
being compared are displayed in message
This message identifies the files being compared. If the files are
the same (in the columns indicated), this message is followed by