Cygwin - diff command does not provide output

Dave Korn dave.korn@artimi.com
Mon Jun 19 13:57:00 GMT 2006


On 19 June 2006 13:46, astro wrote:

> Dear Dave Korn,
> 
>   OK, next thing is maybe it reckons your files are binary for some reason.
> Try adding the -a (--text) option to your command line.
> 
> It worked after giving this parameter.
> But still wondering how come this was working before even without giving -a
> option!!!


  Your files must have gotten some binary characters in them somehow.  You
could take a look at them using "od -c" to see what non-ASCII chars show up -
see "info od" for more.

    cheers,
      DaveK
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