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Re: Recursive diff?



Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
> What's the best way to run diff against two folders, comparing every
> single file in each one?

Well, "best way" is very subjective. :)

I think you'll find "diff -uNr /path1 /path2" will work reasonably
well.

You can omit the -N and diff won't show you the full file contents for
files in one path but not in the other (you'll just see a line like
"file foo not in bar"). 

You may also want to use some of the options to suppress whitespace
differences from being displayed (-wbB is a common combination).

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