The command-line Linux program
diff allows you to check for differences between files and folders.
Compare Two Folders
The following command will make
diff compare two folders:
Compare Two Files
The syntax is pretty much the same as if you were to compare two folders. The following command will make
diff compare two files:
Quietning The Output
-q option tells diff to print less output. When comparing folders, this will stop diff from printing the changed content of a file it recognises in both folders, and instead will just tell you that the file has been changed.
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