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April 05, 2010, 10:38

#19. Compare a remote file with a local file

which reminds me of a powerful command output redirection, also from many commands in parallel

cmd <(subcmd) <(subcmd) ...

e.g. to compare two files, sorting them first:

diff <(sort file1) <(sort file2)

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Steve Permalink
August 09, 2010, 12:10

...and use brace expansion:

$ diff <(sort file{1,2})

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