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comm: file is not in sorted order

I used comm to compare two sorted files. Each line in these files are positive integer numbers. But the results show comm: file 1 is not in sorted order comm: file 2 is not in sorted order How ...
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Issues of using sort and comm

I was trying to find the intersection of two plain data files, and found from a previous post that it can be done through comm -12 <(sort test1.list) < (sort test2.list) It seems to me that ...
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comm fails on bash variable input

I have a script that's supposed to get the list of files of two directories, get differences and execute some code for certain files. These are the commands to get the file lists: list_in=$(find ...
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Find common elements in a given column from two files and output the column values from each file

I have two files with tab-seperated values that look like this: file1: A 1 B 3 C 1 D 4 file2: E 1 B 3 C 2 A 9 I would like to find rows between files 1 and 2 where the ...
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Diff similar lines

I'd like to print a list of lines where the first word in two files is identical, and the rest of the words are not. Some complicated mess with comm, grep and cut would be possible, but hopefully ...
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comm not working to find unique words to file1 from two files

I have two text files in which I have to use the comm command to extract all unique words from file 1. So just those that are not in file 2. I was asked to use the comm command (not diff nor join). I ...