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Re: Error in diff reporting

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Error in diff reporting
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 01:34:19 -0800
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Marty <address@hidden> writes:

> diff -rq /mnt/hda3/ /  2>>/dev/null |egrep -v 'fifo|socket|special'
> The output seems to confirm my expectation, except for the following
> lines:
> Only in /mnt/hda3: backup-diffs.txt
> Only in /mnt/hda3: bin
> ...
> This seems to indicate that the / directory contains no files or
> subdirectories,

No, it indicates that /mnt/hda3 (a subdirectory of "/") contains a
bunch of stuff that /mnt/hda3//mnt/hda3 (a subdirectory of
"/mnt/hda3/") does not.  Which is probably true for your host.

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