1 unstable release
|0.2.0||Nov 29, 2022|
#619 in Command line utilities
Dirdiff efficiently computes the differences between two directories. It lists files that either:
- exist only in one of the directories, or
- exist in both directories but with different content.
Dirdiff is intended to work on large directories, thanks to multi-threading, and by not trying to display the diff of the files' content.
Precompiled binaries for (relatively recent) Linux/amd64 are available for every tagged release.
Install (by compiling from sources) using cargo
cargo install dirdiff-ocamlpro'
Dirdiff is written in Rust. To build it you will need to have the rust toolchain installed.
Once you have obtained the source, the following command will build the binary and put it in the root directory of the repo.
cd dirdiff/ cargo build --release # Copy the binary to the root of the repo mv target/release/dirdiff dirdiff
Usage: dirdiff [OPTIONS] <DIR1> <DIR2> Arguments: <DIR1> First directory to diff from <DIR2> Second directory to diff from Options: -j, --jobs <JOBS> Number of parallel threads to use. Use 0 or no option for auto-detection. --check-mtime Whether to check if the mtime is different. Only applies to file whose content is otherwise the same, and gets its specific output tag: `[Differ by mtime only]`. -L, --follow-symlink Whether to follow symlinks when comparing directories' content -H Whether to follow symlinks for program's arguments -h, --help Print help information (use `-h` for a summary) -V, --version Print version information
Columns are tab separated
[Files differ] "foo/bar" [Present in first dir. only] "subdir_a" [Present in second dir. only] "subdir_b"
The diff is outputted to
stdout. If symlinks are encountered, a warning will be displayed on