diff: command not found

While attempting to diff two files on my Cent 6.4 test system, I ran into a strange error

[root@mongo-test3 tmp]# diff

-bash: diff: command not found

[root@mongo-test3 tmp]# which diff

/usr/bin/which: no diff in (/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin)

Attempting to install diff via yum did not solve the problem

[root@mongo-test3 tmp]# yum install diff

Loaded plugins: fastest mirror, security, version lock

Loading mirror speeds from cached hostile

* epel: mirrors.kernel.org

Setting up Install Process

No package diff available.

Error: Nothing to do

I tried using an alternative to diff, such as zdiff, or vimdiff. However both of those have dependencies on diff, and thus would not run.

Solution

yum install diffutils

Resources

http://codenice.com/diff-command-not-found/

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About spuder
spuder is a "super computer" support engineer by day, and tinkerer / hobbyist by night.

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