Python script to compare 2 files

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Can you please let me know if you have some python script that compares 2 text files, irrespective of the type and write the difference between that 2 files in text format in some other file.
Jul 31, 2019 in Python by Shubhangi
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Refer the given code and let us know in case you have any concerns.​

with open('first_file.txt', 'r') as file1:
    with open('second_file.txt, 'r') as file2:
        difference = set(file1).difference(file2)
        difference.discard('\n')
        with open('diff.txt', 'w') as file_out:
        for line in difference:
            file_out.write(line)


Hope this helps!!

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Thanks!

answered Jul 31, 2019 by Arpit
Did this work for you?
Yes, it did. My requirement was a little different so modified accordingly.
Thank you it is working well.
This was exactly what I needed, Thank you.

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