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fstrcmp: fuzzy comparison of strings
NAMEfstrcmp - fuzzy comparison of strings
SYNOPSISfstrcmp [ -p ] first-string second-string
fstrcmp -w first-string second-string
fstrcmp -a first-file second-file
fstrcmp -s needle haystack...
DESCRIPTIONThe fstrcmp command is used to make fuzzy comparisons between strings. The "edit distance" between the strings is printed, with 0.0 meaning the strings are utterly un-alike, and 1.0 meaning the strings are identical.
OPTIONSThe fstrcmp command understands the following options:
- This option is used to compare two files as arrays of bytes. See fmemcmp(3) for more information.
- This option is used to compare two strings as arrays of bytes. This is the default. See fstrcmp(3) for more information.
- This option is used to select the closest needle from the provided haystack alternatives. The most similar (single) choice is printed. If none are particularly similar, nothing is printed. See fstrcmp(3) for more information. See below for example.
- This option may be used to print the version of the fstrcmp command, and then exit.
- This option is used to compare two multi-byte character strings. See fstrcoll(3) for more information.
EXIT STATUSThe fstrcmp command exits with status 1 on any error. The fstrcmp command only exits with status 0 if there are no errors.
EXAMPLEThe fstrcmp --select option may be used in a shell script to improve error messages.
case "$action" in start) start ;; stop) stop ;; restart) stop start ;; *) echo "$0: action \"$action\" unknown" 1>&2 guess=`fstrcmp --select "$action" stop start restart` if [ "$guess" ] then echo "$0: did you mean \"$guess\" instead?" 1>&2 fi exit 1 ;; esac
COPYRIGHTfstrcmp version 0.7
Copyright (C) 2009 Peter Miller
Peter Miller <pmiller [at] opensource.org.au>
The comparison code is derived from the fuzzy comparison functions in GNU Gettext 0.17. The GNU Gettext comparison functions were, in turn, derived from GNU Diff 2.7.
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