I realize that the
diff command is reserved for directories/files, but I've seen it being able to read from standard input, so that's not necessarily true.
Is it possible to somehow compare two variables that were stored in a
The code looks like this:
a=$(cut -c 1-10 first_file.txt) b=$(cut -f '3' -d ' ' second_file.txt) #what I would like to do $(diff $a $b) > differences.txt