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 pdfdiff(1M)							 pdfdiff(1M)




 NAME
      pdfdiff - compare two Product Description Files

 SYNOPSIS
      pdfdiff [-n] [-p percent] pdf1 pdf2

 DESCRIPTION
      pdfdiff is a program that compares two PDFs (Product Description
      Files).  The PDFs can be generated using the mkpdf command (see
      mkpdf(1M)).  Individual fields in the PDFs are compared, and
      differences found in these fields are reported.  For a detailed
      explanation of the PDF fields see pdf(4).

      The report format is:

	   pathname: diff_field[(details) ][ ,...]

      diff_field is one of the field names specified in pdf(4).	 The format
      of details is ``oldvalue -> newvalue'' and may include an additional
      ``(added description)''.

      A summary of total product growth in bytes, DEV_BSIZE disk blocks, and
      the percentage change in disk blocks is reported.	 This summary
      includes growth of all files, including those for which growth did not
      exceed the threshhold percent.  Format of the growth summary is:

	   Growth: x bytes, y blocks (z%)

    Options
      pdfdiff recognizes the following options:

	   -n		  Compare numerical representation of user ID uid
			  and group ID gid of each file, instead of the
			  usual text representation.  If owner or group is
			  recorded in the PDF as a name, look the name up in
			  the /etc/passwd or /etc/group file, respectively,
			  to find the ID number.

	   -p percent	  specifies a threshhold percentage for file growth.
			  Files having a net size change greater than or
			  equal to this percentage are reported.  A decrease
			  in size is reported as a negative number.  If -p
			  is not specified, a default value of zero percent
			  is used.

 EXAMPLES
      The following output results when the /usr/bin/cat entry in the
      example from pdf(4) is different in the compared PDF:

      /usr/bin/cat: mode(-r-xr-xr-x -> -r-sr-xr-x)(became suid), size(27724 -> 10345),
	   checksum(1665 -> 398)



 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000






 pdfdiff(1M)							 pdfdiff(1M)




      Growth: -17379 bytes, -17 blocks (-4%)

 WARNING
      Use of PDFs is discouraged since this functionality is obsolete and is
      being replaced with Software Distributor (see sd(4)).

 FILES
      /system/fileset_name/pdf

 SEE ALSO
      mkpdf(1M), pdfck(1M), pdf(4).











































 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 2 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000