How to filter the contents of two text files ..

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Mon Aug 7 20:13:14 UTC 2006

In the last episode (Aug 07), Odhiambo Washington said:
> Some little help is needed here ...
> I have two text files, each has just a single column of data
> FileA has 2798 entries, while FileB has 4242 entries; There are
> entries in FileA that are also in FileB...
> I'd like to filter against the two files, so I only get those entries
> in FileB that don't occur only in FileA ....

If your files are sorted, you can use the 'comm' command.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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