Recursive Diffs

The scenario: You have one folder, you make a copy of it, then you go about making some changes to the various files in each of the two separate copies.
The problem: You then need to find out what you have changed where. In other words, you need a detailed list of the differences between the two folders…
The solution: Under Linux or Mac OS X you can you the diff command with the -r switch, like so

…and the list of all changes (including files missing or added) will be displayed to your console…

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *