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Re: Bug in diff -r

From: Hans-Bernhard Broeker
Subject: Re: Bug in diff -r
Date: 10 Nov 2004 09:46:47 GMT

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> Tim Seher <address@hidden> writes:

> > strace -o err.log diff -r /da/  \
> > /media/usb-storage-DEF107679C83\:0\:0\:0p6/da/

> That strace doesn't indicate "diff" doing anything wrong.  It opens
> 507 pairs of files and compares them: the transcript stops as it is
> comparing the 507th pair.  

Then you should have a *very* good look at that 507th pair of files.
Is there anything unusual about them?  Can you 'cat' both members of
this pair to /dev/null without any problems?

Hans-Bernhard Broeker (address@hidden)
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