How do I compare files?

Gerhard Häring gh at
Wed Jul 23 10:19:24 CEST 2008

Clay Hobbs wrote:
> I am making a program that (with urllib) that downloads two jpeg files
> and, if they are different, displays the new one.  I need to find a way
> to compare two files in Python.  How is this done?

There's a module in the standard library called filecmp ;-)

-- Gerhard

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