On Sat, 10 Jun 2006, Norberto Meijome wrote: > On Fri, 9 Jun 2006 20:56:17 +1000 (EST) > Ian Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > > 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. A job for rsync, perhaps, if you want to automatically syncronise the trees, rather than just review the diffs? (caveat: I know very close to nothing about rsync, beyond having reading its man xty-x times :) > > But I guess you're after a more pointy clicky solution :) > > not because of point+click per se, but yes for faster overview of things. I recall a wonderful OS/2 tool for this purpose .. ahem, moving on .. > > % diff bittorrent/ bittorrent2/ > > diff bittorrent/differingfile bittorrent2/differingfile > > 1,2c1,3 > > < this one in bittorrent dir [..] > > yeah.. i tried this with 2 src trees with over 1.2 K files each... it was > way > too much to digest quickly :D Ok, my last shot with good ol' diff, on the same filesets (this is news to me too; I haven't explored many of the diff options much before): % diff -rq bittorrent/ bittorrent2/ Files bittorrent/differingfile and bittorrent2/differingfile differ Only in bittorrent2/: not_in_1 Only in bittorrent/: not_in_2 For moving files between two trees, looks like a bit of scripting on -q (--brief) output may get you there? Hopefully someone has a better idea? cheers, Ian _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"