NAME [Toc] [Back]
dircmp - directory comparison
SYNOPSIS [Toc] [Back]
dircmp [-d] [-s] [-wn] dir1 dir2
DESCRIPTION [Toc] [Back]
dircmp examines dir1 and dir2 and generates various tabulated
information about the contents of the directories. Sorted listings of
files that are unique to each directory are generated for all the
options. If no option is entered, a sorted list is output indicating
whether the filenames common to both directories have the same
-d Compare 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 Suppress messages about identical files.
-wn Change the width of the output line to n characters. The
default width is 72.
EXTERNAL INFLUENCES [Toc] [Back]
LC_COLLATE determines the order in which the output is sorted.
If LC_COLLATE is not specified in the environment or is set to the
empty string, the value of LANG is used as a default. If LANG is not
specified or is set to the empty string, a default of ``C'' (see
lang(5)) is used instead of LANG. If any internationalization
variable contains an invalid setting, dircmp behaves as if all
internationalization variables are set to ``C'' (see environ(5)).
International Code Set Support [Toc] [Back]
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
EXAMPLES [Toc] [Back]
Compare the two directories slate and sleet and produce a list of
changes that would make the directories identical:
dircmp -d slate sleet
WARNINGS [Toc] [Back]
This command is likely to be withdrawn from X/Open standards.
Applications using this command might not be portable to other
vendors' systems. As an alternative diff -R is recommended.
SEE ALSO [Toc] [Back]
Hewlett-Packard Company - 1 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003
STANDARDS CONFORMANCE [Toc] [Back]
dircmp: SVID2, SVID3, XPG2, XPG3
Hewlett-Packard Company - 2 - HP-UX 11i Version 2: August 2003 [ Back ]