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Date:      Sat, 7 May 2011 02:33:25 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Rolf Nielsen <>
Cc:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Comparing two lists
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On Sat, 07 May 2011 02:09:26 +0200, Rolf Nielsen <> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have two text files, quite extensive ones. They have some lines in 
> common and some lines are unique to one of the files. The lines that do 
> exist in both files are not necessarily in the same location. Now I need 
> to compare the files and output a list of lines that exist in both 
> files. Is there a simple way to do this? diff? awk? sed? cmp? Or a 
> combination of two or more of them?

I would suggest using a combination of sort, uniq and diff.
Those are base system tools.

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