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bob dapaah
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Joined: Jan 15, 2002
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Is there any issue with downloading an assignment a second time? I've read in some posts that this would cause the following problem:
The second download may be slightly different in terms of the spec.
Mark Spritzler

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I haven't heard of that. I assume that the second download will be the same assignemtn, as currently everyone gets the same assignment.
Did you lose your first download?

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bob dapaah
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I downloaded it once on my PC, at home, and once at work. Just wondering if there are likely to be any differences either in the source or the specifications. I've read some comments on this forum that suggest this might be the case.
Miguel Roque
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Why don't you use a util like diff to check the differences between both?
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John Lee
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You can check the byte and date of each file. If they are different, then there should be minor difference there.
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