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tmoorman 09-26-2003 02:25 PM

directory compare
 
How do you compare the contents of two directories? I am testing my tape drive and afio for backups. I restored 25 mb of data to a different dir and I want to see if the restored files are identical to the files in the original directory.

Thanx.

crabboy 09-26-2003 02:32 PM

This should work:

Code:

diff -r --brief dir1 dir2

tmoorman 09-26-2003 02:45 PM

Thanks, that worked. I had thought that diff only worked with text files. Live and learn...


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