Bug 1732960 - cmp -b shows incorrect data
Summary: cmp -b shows incorrect data
Status: ON_QA
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
Classification: Red Hat
Component: diffutils
Version: 8.0
Hardware: All
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
: 8.0
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
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Blocks: 1746915
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Reported: 2019-07-24 20:36 UTC by Pablo Greco
Modified: 2020-02-02 14:55 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: diffutils-3.6-6.el8
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Description Pablo Greco 2019-07-24 20:36:05 UTC
Description of problem:
cmp -b (print bytes) shows incorrect output

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.echo 'This is some text to play with' >/var/tmp/a
2.echo 'This is some test to play with' >/var/tmp/b
3.cmp -b /var/tmp/a /var/tmp/b

Actual results:
/var/tmp/a /var/tmp/b differ: byte 16, line 1 is  12 ^J 163 s

Expected results:
/var/tmp/a /var/tmp/b differ: byte 16, line 1 is 170 x 163 s

Additional info:

Local rebuild applying this patch from upstream fixes the problem

Comment 1 Than Ngo 2019-07-25 07:59:07 UTC
I can reproduce the issue with the attached testcase. Pablo, thank for your report.

Comment 5 Than Ngo 2019-11-19 14:17:43 UTC
it's fixed in diffutils-3.6-6.el8

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