On Wednesday 12 September 2012 08:31:45 Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 12/09/2012 00:14, Polytropon wrote:
> >     % cksum <directory>
[snip]
>
> That will give you a checksum on the directory inode -- file names and
> associated metadata only, not file content.
[snip]
> Generally I find the best test for differences between old and new
> copies of a filesystem is 'rsync -avx -n ...'

Wouldn't suitable applications of mtree(8) also do what's wanted?

Jonathan
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