How to compare files

Brett g Porter bgporter at acm.org
Fri Jul 1 15:23:47 CEST 2005


Lad wrote:
> Hi,
> What is the best method for comparing two files by words?
> I was thinking about reading files by words and compare them but a word
> in one file can be linked with a new line character ( \n)
> and this '\n' will cause that the words will considered to be
> different( eventhough without '\n' are the same)
> 
> Thanks for help.
> LAd.
> 
Have you looked at the difflib module that comes with Python?

http://docs.python.org/lib/module-difflib.html



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