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dircmp(1)							    dircmp(1)



NAME

  dircmp - Compares two	directories

SYNOPSIS

  dircmp [-d] [-s] directory1 directory2

  The dircmp command reads directory1 and directory2, compares their con-
  tents, and writes the	results	to standard output.

STANDARDS

  Interfaces documented	on this	reference page conform to industry standards
  as follows:

  dircmp:  XCU5.0

  Refer	to the standards(5) reference page for more information	about indus-
  try standards	and associated tags.

OPTIONS

  -d  Displays for each	common file name the differing contents	of the two
      files, if	any.  The display format is the	same as	that of	the diff com-
      mand.

  -s  Does not list the	names of identical files.

OPERANDS

  directory1

  directory2
      The path name of a directory to be compared.

DESCRIPTION

  First, dircmp	compares the file names	in each	directory.  When the same
  file name appears in both, dircmp compares the contents of the two files.

  In the output, dircmp	lists the files	unique to each directory.  It then
  lists	the files with identical names but different contents.	If entered
  without a option, dircmp also	lists files that have both identical names
  and identical	contents.









NOTES

   1.  [Tru64 UNIX]  In	many cases, diff -r, rather than dircmp, is pre-
       ferred.

   2.  The dircmp command is marked LEGACY.  The diff -r command should	be
       used instead.

EXAMPLES

   1.  To summarize the	differences between the	files in two directories,
       enter:
	    dircmp  proj.ver1  proj.ver2

       This displays a summary of the differences between the directories
       proj.ver1 and proj.ver2.	 The summary lists separately the files	found
       only in one directory or	the other, and those found in both.  If	the
       file is found in	both directories, the file is listed.  If the files
       are identical, dircmp displays identical; otherwise, dircmp displays
       different.

   2.  To show the details of the differences between files, enter:
	    dircmp  -d	-s  proj.ver1  proj.ver2

       The -s option suppresses	information about identical files. The -d
       option displays a diff listing for each of the differing	files found
       in both directories.

SEE ALSO

  Commands:  cmp(1), diff(1)

  Standards:  standards(5)