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dircmp(1)                        User Commands                       dircmp(1)



NAME
       dircmp - directory comparison

SYNOPSIS
       dircmp [-ds] [-w n] dir1 dir2

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       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.



OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       dir1     A path name of a directory to be compared.
       dir2



USAGE
       See  largefile(5)  for  the  description of the behavior of dircmp when
       encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31bytes).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment  variables
       that affect the execution of dircmp: LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES,
       and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0        Successful completion.



       >>0       An error occurred. (Differences in directory contents are  not
                considered errors.)



ATTRIBUTES
       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


SEE ALSO
       cmp(1), diff(1), attributes(5), environ(5), largefile(5)



SunOS 5.10                        1 Feb 1995                         dircmp(1)