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How do I compare binary files in Linux?

I need to compare two binary files and get the output in the form <fileoffset-hex> <file1-byte-hex> <file2-byte-hex> for every different byte. So if file1.bin is 00 90 00 11 in binary ...
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How to compare mp3, flac audio data in a file, ignoring header data (ID3 tag) etc.?

I've backed up some audio files up in 2 places and added ID3 tags into one backup but not the other, since time has passed my own memory has faded on whether the backups are actually the same, but now ...
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Why does zipping a zipped file not reduce its size?

Based on the idea that a zipped file is a new binary file, why can't I reduce a Zip's size by zipping it again and again – up to a very small resulting file?
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Powershell overruling Perl binmode?

I have a Perl script which creates a binary file while scanning a very large text file. It outputs to STDOUT which I redirect in the commandline to a file. To optimize it I'm making changes then ...