[talk] Comparing Executables

Okan Demirmen okan at demirmen.com
Tue Oct 6 11:52:26 EDT 2015

On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 11:37 AM, Sujit K M <kmsujit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I was of the opinion that all files including executables can be renamed.
> Hoping this is true, Is there a sleek way in UNIX to find if the two files are
> the same. One thing that comes to my mind is to write a program in C to
> read both the binaries and comparing. The other simpler alternative is to
> use scripting, I don't think we will be stretched to use Python Or Perl.
> But Awk/Sed etc.
> Would love to get a feedback.

fdupes exists, or do it yourself with a similar methodology.

> Regards,
> Sujit K M
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