dircmp - Compares two directories
dircmp [-d] [-s] directory1 directory2
The dircmp command reads directory1 and directory2, compares their con-
tents, and writes the results to standard output.
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-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-
-s Does not list the names of identical files.
The path name of a directory to be compared.
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.
1. [Tru64 UNIX] In many cases, diff -r, rather than dircmp, is pre-
2. The dircmp command is marked LEGACY. The diff -r command should be
1. To summarize the differences between the files in two directories,
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
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.
Commands: cmp(1), diff(1)