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File Comparison in C#

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320348

http://dotnet-snippets.com/dns/c-compare-files-SID209.aspx

Method 1:

// compare. A return value of 0 indicates that the contents of the files
// are the same. A return value of any other value indicates that the 
// files are not the same.
private bool FileCompare(string file1, string file2)
{
     int file1byte;
     int file2byte;
     FileStream fs1;
     FileStream fs2;

     // Determine if the same file was referenced two times.
     if (file1 == file2)
     {
          // Return true to indicate that the files are the same.
          return true;
     }

     // Open the two files.
     fs1 = new FileStream(file1, FileMode.Open);
     fs2 = new FileStream(file2, FileMode.Open);

     // Check the file sizes. If they are not the same, the files 
        // are not the same.
     if (fs1.Length != fs2.Length)
     {
          // Close the file
          fs1.Close();
          fs2.Close();

          // Return false to indicate files are different
          return false;
     }

     // Read and compare a byte from each file until either a
     // non-matching set of bytes is found or until the end of
     // file1 is reached.
     do
     {
          // Read one byte from each file.
          file1byte = fs1.ReadByte();
          file2byte = fs2.ReadByte();
     }
     while ((file1byte == file2byte) && (file1byte != -1));

     // Close the files.
     fs1.Close();
     fs2.Close();

     // Return the success of the comparison. "file1byte" is 
     // equal to "file2byte" at this point only if the files are 
        // the same.
     return ((file1byte - file2byte) == 0);
}

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Method  2 :  (http://dotnet-snippets.com/dns/c-compare-files-SID209.aspx)

private bool CompareFiles(string File1, string File2)
{
        FileInfo FI1 = new FileInfo(File1);
        FileInfo FI2 = new FileInfo(File2);

        if (FI1.Length != FI2.Length)
               return false;

        byte[] bytesFile1 = File.ReadAllBytes(File1);
        byte[] bytesFile2 = File.ReadAllBytes(File2);

        if (bytesFile1.Length != bytesFile2.Length)
               return false;

        for (int i = 0; i <= bytesFile2.Length - 1; i++)
        {
               if (bytesFile1[i] != bytesFile2[i])
                       return false;
        }
        return true;
}

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