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Compares two files or sets of files and displays the differences between them

FC [/A] [/C] [/L] [/LBn] [/N] [/OFF[LINE]] [/T] [/U] [/W] [/nnnn][drive1:][path1]filename1 [drive2:][path2]filename2
FC /B [drive1:][path1]filename1 [drive2:][path2]filename2

/A                  Displays only first and last lines for each set of differences.
/B                  Performs a binary comparison.
/C                  Disregards the case of letters.
/L                  Compares files as ASCII text.
/LBn              Sets the maximum consecutive mismatches to the specified number of lines.
/N                  Displays the line numbers on an ASCII comparison.
/OFF[LINE]  Do not skip files with offline attribute set.
/T                   Does not expand tabs to spaces.
/U                  Compare files as UNICODE text files.
/W                 Compresses white space (tabs and spaces) for comparison.
/nnnn             Specifies the number of consecutive lines that must match after a mismatch.
[drive1:][path1]filename1
                     Specifies the first file or set of files to compare.
[drive2:][path2]filename2
                     Specifies the second file or set of files to compare.
 

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