dircmp(1) User Commands dircmp(1)
dircmp - directory comparison
dircmp [-ds] [-w n] dir1 dir2
The dircmp command examines dir1 and dir2 and generates various tabu-
lated information about the contents of the directories. Listings of
files that are unique to each directory are generated for all the
options. If no option is entered, a list is output indicating whether
the file names common to both directories have the same contents.
The following options are supported:
-d Compares 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 Suppresses messages about identical files.
-w n Changes the width of the output line to n characters. The
default width is 72.
The following operands are supported:
dir1 A path name of a directory to be compared.
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of dircmp when
encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31bytes).
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables
that affect the execution of dircmp: LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES,
The following exit values are returned:
0 Successful completion.
>>0 An error occurred. (Differences in directory contents are not
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWesu
cmp(1), diff(1), attributes(5), environ(5), largefile(5)
SunOS 5.10 1 Feb 1995 dircmp(1)