can you use diff across the network?
hi. i am backing up a few files on my laptop to my desktop in order to try a new distro on the laptop. I want to double check and make sure all files got there correctly (I used scp) Is diff capable of comparing two files on two different machines? i thought maybe ndiff would logically be the network version but it compares nmap outputs. Also i don't know if diff is the program i would use because it is two directories i want to compare. If diff can't compare files over a network i think that would be a useful feature to add, but im sure someone has thought of that and if it is not a feature of diff probably a feature of another program. If it is another program with that feature does anyone know what it is called? thanks for any replies in advance.