Directory and file comparison tool for X?
freebsd01 at dgmm.net
Sat Jun 10 16:35:33 UTC 2006
On Saturday 10 June 2006 01:40, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 20:56:17 +1000 (EST)
> Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au> wrote:
> > Re: freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 137, Issue 55
> > Hi Beto,
> > (offlist as it's just a silly answer, not one for X)
> Hey Ian,
> thx, not a silly answer at all
> > > I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to compare directories
> > > (recursively) showing what files are different,etc. meld (
> > textproc/meld ) > can do this to some extent, showing missing files,etc,
> > but not showing > what files are different withoug having to open each
> > file and do a diff.
> > Well of course 'diff -r dir1 dir2 | less' does that well in an xterm :)
> yeah, but it's just way too verbose. something that allows very quick
> determination of differences / missing files, transfer them from one tree
> to another,etc. Specially for LARGE trees.
rsync -rn dir1 dir2
r = recurse directories
n = no action, just report the diffs
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