Linux and Unix dircmp command
Lists files in both directories and indicates whether the files in the directories are the same or different.
dircmp [-d] [-s] [-w n] directoryone directorytwo.
|-d||Compare the contents of files with the same name in both directories and output a list telling what must be changed in the two files to bring them into agreement. The list format is described in diff(1).|
|-s||Does not tell you about the files that are the same.|
|-w n||Change the width of the output line to n characters. The default width is 72.|
|directoryone||The first directory for comparing.|
|directorytwo||The second directory for comparing.|
dircmp dir1 dir2
Compares the directory dir1 with the directory dir2. Below is an example of the output you may receive when typing this command.
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