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durduff lets you compare directories file by file.


Packages for Linux distros and BSDs are a TODO. In the mean time you can install it using cargo from crates.io:

$ cargo install durduff


#The executable

You will need make and cargo to do that.

To build the debug version, run:

$ make build-debug

The resulting binary will be located at target/debug/durduff.

To build the release version, run:

$ make build-release

The resulting binary will be located at target/release/durduff.

#The man page

You will need make, gzip and scdoc to do that.

$ make man

The resulting gzipped man page will be located at target/assets/durduff.1.gz.

#Running tests

You will need make and cargo.

Run tests of the debug version:

$ make test-debug

Run tests of the release version:

$ make test-release


       durduff [option]... <old> <new>

       -q, --brief
           Report only when directories differ.

       -0, --null
           Print raw NUL-separated paths. In particular, do no percent-encode

       --progress <when>
           Print progress reports (<when> may be one of: never, always, auto).

       --color <when>
           Print output in color (<when> may be one of: never, always, auto).

       -b, --block-size <block-size>
           Read files in blocks of <block-size> bytes.

       -h, --help
           Print help information and exit.

       -V, --version
           Print version information and exit.

#Example usage

$ tree old new
├── bar
├── c
├── d
└── foo
    ├── a
    └── baz
├── b
├── c
├── d
└── foo
    ├── a
    └── baz

5 directories, 7 files
$ diff -q {old,new}/foo/a
Files old/foo/a and new/foo/a differ
$ diff -q {old,new}/c
Files old/c and new/c differ
$ diff -q {old,new}/d
$ durduff old new
+ b
- bar
~ c
~ foo/a

#Bugs, patches, support

Report bugs to: ~yakubin/durduff@todo.sr.ht, or via web: https://todo.sr.ht/~yakubin/durduff.

Send patches to: ~yakubin/durduff-devel@lists.sr.ht.

If you need help with durduff, send a mail to: ~yakubin/durduff-user@lists.sr.ht.

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