Michele Alessandrini: > Il 02/09/2015 14:38, Jérémy Bobbio ha scritto: > >Control: retitle -1 diffoscope: implement fuzzy-matching across containers > >Control: severity -1 wishlist > > > >Michele Alessandrini: > >>When comparing tar.gz or tar.bz2 archives containing text files, some > >>of which different, the output is a binary diff. Perhaps it only > >>applies decompression and compares the two tar files, instead of their > >>contents? > > > >That can be implemented by adding support for fuzzy-matching across > >containers. This would also detect and compare properly a file being > >compressed from one version to the next. > > > >It's doable. The trickiest part in my mind so far is where to attach > >them in the tree of differences. > > > > But isn't reading files inside archives a main feature of diffoscope?
It is. But .gz and .bz2 are two different file formats and diffoscope treat them as such. It's like switching from .tar to .zip. It's quite a difference and diffoscope will not blindly compare their content currently. Trust me, fuzzy matching accross containers is doable and will solve exactly this problem, but also others. -- Lunar .''`. lu...@debian.org : :Ⓐ : # apt-get install anarchism `. `'` `-
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