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subversion directory structure diff between revisions [closed]

I can't seem to find a way to use Subversion to take a diff of directory structure changes between two revisions. I'd like to see what files/directories/symlinks have been added/deleted between two ...
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Bug in diff: wrong output for one-character files without newline [closed]

Consider this: echo -n a > /tmp/a echo -n b > /tmp/b diff -B /tmp/a /tmp/b Clearly, the two files are different, yet, diff seems to think that the files are identical. I've managed to ...
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rsnapshot diff between snapshots

I am using rsnapshot to manage incremental backups of some GNU/Linux servers. Although rsnapshot is delivered with a tool called rsnapshot-diff it just provide disk space statistics. The question is ...
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How to remove programs installed from source using diff?

Is there a way to remove compiled from source programs rather than make uninstall? Can we take snapshots of filesystem before and after installation and take a diff and remove the installation? Also ...
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How do I diff two folders in Windows Powershell?

I'm trying to find differences in the content of two folder structures using Windows Powershell. I have used the following method to ensure that the file names are the same, but this method does not ...
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compare 2 directories and copy differences in a 3rd directory

Running ubuntu 12.04, I want to compare 2 directories, say folder1/ and folder2/ and copy any files that are different to folder3/. There are also nested files, so matching subdirectories should be ...
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debian, diff, config default

I want to know if is posible to get the diff on the original versus the current config files of installed debian packages. If found an answers which shows up the modified config files, but I find no ...
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How can I get 'diff' to show only added and deleted lines? If diff can't do it, what tool can? Take-2

I have 2 sorted files produced by xxx>find /store -type f -print | sort > /tmp/invent.txt xxx>find /fbkup -type f -print | sort > /tmp/backup.txt I want from diff a file name list of files ...
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Find and group all unique versions of a file

I have a convoluted directory structure where there are many copies of foo.txt. I'd like to find all copies of this file and group them by their diff result, i.e. [type 1] /bar2/sub1/foo.txt ...
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IBM Bladecenter Nortel switch issue

We have a IBM Bladecenter with integrated Nortel switch. The problem is I am not able to change anything on the switch because I am getting the following errors: >> azimov-in - Main# diff Diff ...
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Monitoring folder diffs across servers with zabbix

Problem: I want to make sure that a certain folder is equal regarding it's contents across my servers. I do not want an automatic filesync to keep them equal, changing is done manually. My initial ...
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How can I compare two directories to compare missing files, when the directories don't have the same structure?

I've been sent a HDD of new and updated files from an organisation that we are working with, but we already have most of the files sitting on our servers, and would like to update our local versions ...
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Bash: Comparison of two files having different file size

I have 2 files with me having content like: file1: a b c e g s and file2 s a b c I want to compare contents of the file, that what which letters are NOT present in other file, and which Are ...
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Find mysql replications diffs patterns

I'm using pt-table-checksum and pt-table-sync to check for differences in my replicas. when I use pt-table-sync with the -print option, I can only see the master values. How can I show the ...
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looking for a tricky one liner to get diff of awk output

Lets say i have two files like below: file1 a 23 b 34 c 47 file2 a justin_beiber_sucks b segmentation fault c jackson d nop Now what i want is to get a diff of the first column of two file. I'm ...
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Identifying the number of changed bytes between two ZFS snapshots of the same file

Let's assume I have a ZFS filesystem that contains virtual machine disk images, e.g. /tank/examplevm/examplevm-flat.vmdk Let's further assume I take daily snapshots of that ZFS filesystem, e.g. $ ...
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Is there a command that produces a diff of the permissions of target files?

Just as it sounds, I'm trying to find out if there is a (standard) command that will produce a diff of the permissions between two files and/or directory trees. Ideally it would put out a patch file ...
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Does btrfs have an efficient way to compare snapshots?

While diffing mounted snapshots would work, it sounds like it could be horribly slow in many cases. Is there btrfs specific functionality for diffing snapshots? (I was unable to find any in the docs) ...
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Script to find out differences between local and remote file systems over SSH

I am looking for a script to find out the differences between a local and remote file systems (over SSH). Ideally the script should do the following: -browse the local file system for folders -find ...
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Interactive two panels diff for *nix console?

Could you please advise me about interactive two panels diff tool, something like http://www.sourcegear.com/diffmerge/, but for *nix console/ncurses or maybe somebody knows how DiffMerge can be run ...
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Only show what's new in a file

I want to find out what was added to a log file between 2 tasks. Right now the way I do it is: content of test.log initially aaa bbb saving content of the log $ cp test.log test.log.before ...
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Parsing a diff file using grep/awk

I'm trying to parse a standard diff of some sql files to return only the delete sections. I have been using grep with the after context (-A) which almost works (only because I know that delete ...
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Comparing OS configuration of two RHEL servers

What is the best way to compare the OS configuration of two (or more) RHEL 5.X servers? Are there any tools/packages available to do this? Note, I am mostly looking for tunables OS (kernel ...
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Diff for a locally modified package in Ubuntu

If I modify the source code of some package that I've installed with apt-get in Ubuntu, is there some package tool that will let me see the diff between what was the original installation and my ...
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Some copied files have additional blank lines

In the process of comparing files between 2 versions of an application i've noticed that a number of files seem to have gained additional blank lines throughout the file. These files were never ...
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Compare two folder content

How can I compare two folder content under linux. I'm using diff but I want to display only the files with the same names.
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Help with diffs - Neither WebSVN or OpenGrok are diffing

I'm having issues which may or may not be related (excuse the vagueness). In Web SVN, I can't select multiple revisions and compare - when I hit compare, I get a page with nothing on it other than ...
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How to use bzdiff to find difference between 2 bzipped files with diff -I option?

I'm trying to do a diff on MySQL dumps (created with mysqldump and piped to bzip2), to see if there are changes between consecutive dumps. The followings are the tails of 2 dumps: tmp1: /*!40101 SET ...
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finding a group of string common in two files

I have used diff command in past.I faced a situation to which I did not had a clue here are some text strings (which can be stored in a file) CONFIG_XEN=y CONFIG_XEN_PVHVM=y ...
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Is there a diff/merge utility to compare binary files and synchronize data bit-by-bit in either direction based on differences in binary data?

I have a tricky dilemma. I've got some files on two different destination drives, copied from the same source drive. The source drive had been failing, so I used dd to copy over the data to one ...
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Unable to apply patch generated with diff on SunOS server

I generated a patchfile of 2 directories using this command: diff -ur source-20110125 source > mailpatch3.patch Now I would like to apply the patch, doing this: patch -p1 < mailpatch3.patch ...
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diff variables within a script

I realize that the diff command is reserved for directories/files, but I've seen it being able to read from standard input, so that's not necessarily true. Is it possible to somehow compare two ...
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How to compare/diff ACLs on two directory trees?

I have two directory trees that are supposedly copies of each other. I need to compare not the contents of files but the permissions on them. Is there a tool that will compare two dir trees but ...
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diff command for comparing files more than 2GB in solaris?

how to run recursively diff command for comparing files of file size more than 2GB in solaris?
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How to convert an rdiff delta file to a regular diff?

I need to diff two very large files, far too large for diff to handle. rdiff can produce a delta file for them in a few seconds, but I'd like to have a real diff as output. Is there an existing way of ...
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Diff always fail to apply patch of files I make?

I have some files in my server that I wanted to make a patch for, so I took one of the files to test: cp /path/file ~/file So now I have just the same file in my root directory so I make any ...
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Linux tools to find duplicate files?

I have a large and growing set of text files, which are all quite small (less than 100 bytes). I want to diff each possible pair of files and note which are duplicates. I could write a Python script ...
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diff for binary files

I have a folder with one big file. This is a file that changes each day. Using tar for incremental backups is not a good idea as that big file (each file that is changed is saved) will be copied each ...
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linux diff command options

diff cookies.old cookies.new 5c5 < One cup vanilla extract --- > One teaspoon vanilla extract 7d6 < Six ounces chopped liver 21a22 Any flags/options can help me get rid of this 5c5, 7d6, ...
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Difficulty restoring a differential backup in SQL Server, 2 media families are expected or no files are ready for rollforward

I have sql backups copied from server A to server B on a nightly basis. We want to move the sql server from server A to server B without much downtime, but the files are very large. I assumed that ...
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How do I make sdiff ignore the * character?

Here's what I'm sure is an easy one, but I can't figure it out. I have two files: file1: You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike file2: You are in a maze of twisty little* passages, ...
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How to compare two directories (including sub directories) for differences?

How can I compare two directories with sub dirs to see where is the difference?
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Running (vertical?) diff on columns in a file

in our company we pull in inventory files from third parties. These files are in a fixed format, containing the 13-digit EAN (think UPC code) as well as other data. I also have a master list of EANs ...
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diff script command to mail

Is there a way to add a command to mail this if it finds any changes in the /newchanes.list. mail with an attachment(/changes) saying it found changes and if not then the subject line would say: no ...
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help with bash script using find and diff command

i have a bash script that i need help with: #!/bin/bash if [ -f "/suid.old" ] then find / -perm -4000 -o -perm -2000 ls > suid.old else find / -perm 4000 -o -perm -2000 ls > suid.new diff ...
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How do I prove two files are the same legally?

We had someone steal some files before quitting and it has eventually come down to a lawsuit. I've now been provided with a cd of files and I have to "prove" that they are our files by matching them ...
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Diff and patch for big binary files

As part of my job I regularly need to upload big files (a 512 MB to 1 GB ISO, for example). In some cases, very little changes from ISO to ISO (say, a 10 MB file in a 1 GB ISO). Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Apply multiple .patch files

I have a directory with .patch files, generated using diff. I would like to apply all those patches using patch -p1 to another directory. But patch takes only one file, unless I cat. What would the ...
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“One-sided” diff

I've got two large directory trees--think years of client work for an agency. One is old and out of date; the other is larger and in current use. I'd like to delete the former, but I want to be sure ...
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Different files of two directories

There are two directories I'd like to compare. I tried diff but it includes the changes inside the files. All I want is something like this file a is just in /A file b is missing in /A file c ...