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Boolean function that compares two files to see if they are identical

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Submitted on: 1/17/2015 9:05:00 PM
By: BP (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 3 Users
Compatibility: VB 3.0, VB 4.0 (16-bit), VB 4.0 (32-bit), VB 5.0, VB 6.0
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     This boolean function simply reads in two files and compares them to see if they are the same. It returns true if they are and false if they aren't. I quickly wrote this up to compare text files against template files.
 
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' Name: Boolean function that compares two files to see if they are identical
' Description:This boolean function simply reads in two files and compares them to see if they are the same. It returns true if they are and false if they aren't. I quickly wrote this up to compare text files against template files.
' By: BP (from psc cd)
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Public Function compare_files(fileOne As String, fileTwo As String) As Boolean
Dim fileOneContent As String
Dim fileTwoContent As String
Dim temp As String
Open fileOne For Input As #1
Do Until EOF(1)
Line Input #1, temp
fileOneContent = fileOneContent + temp
Loop
Close #1
Open fileTwo For Input As #1
Do Until EOF(1)
Line Input #1, temp
fileTwoContent = fileTwoContent + temp
Loop
Close #1
If fileOneContent = fileTwoContent Then
compare_files = True
Else
compare_files = False
End If
End Function


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