Fast diff command for large files?

Kirk Strauser kirk at
Sun Nov 6 12:57:43 GMT 2005

On Friday 04 November 2005 02:04 pm, you wrote:

> Does the overall order of lines change every time you dump the tables?

No, although an arbitrary number of lines might get deleted.

> If it does/can, then there's a trivial solution (a few lines in perl, or a
> hundred lines in C) that'll make the speed roughly similar to that of I/O.     

Could you elaborate?  That's been bugging me all weekend.  I know I should 
know this, but I can't quite put my finger on it.
Kirk Strauser
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