What does cmp mean in Unix Commands?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand cmp in the Computing field in general and in the Unix Commands terminology in particular.

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What does cmp mean?

cmp is a command line utility for computer systems that use Unix or a Unix-like operating system. It compares two files of any type and writes the results to the standard output. By default, cmp is silent if the files are the same; if they differ, the byte and line number at which the first difference occurred is reported.

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