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[bug-diffutils] bug#50165: GNU diff '--recursive' should continue on "in

From: YruNlsr6371bDg
Subject: [bug-diffutils] bug#50165: GNU diff '--recursive' should continue on "input/output error". GNU cmp should have missing '--recursive' option.
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 14:03:24 +0000

These maybe 2 different bugs, but they both deal with recursion, so both are reported here.

Hard-disk-drives, Solid-state-drives, flash media, etc. might have errors in certain blocks/sectors.

But this does not mean that diff, when running in '--recursive' mode, should stop after encountering the first "input/output error".

At the very least, there should be a '--continue-on-error' option, to make diff proceed to the next file comparison(s) when operating in '--recursive' mode.

cmp does not have a '--recursive' option analagous to diff - and it should - as there might be a need to compare 2 directories of binary files.

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