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Re: [gNewSense-users] Is there free software that can compare two direct

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Is there free software that can compare two directories giving diff summary?
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:25:20 +1030

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 19:36 -0700, Eus wrote:
> Hi Ho!
> I am looking for free software that can compare two directories side-by-side 
> so that one can quickly see if there are addition/omission of files in a 
> given directory or if a file has been modified in any way. Moreover, the 
> software can also provide a diff view in case a file has been modified. The 
> software should provide an ease of navigation, preferably with GUI navigation 
> provided by GTK.

I would have said `diff -ruN` if you didnt need a gui ....

> Can Emacs do this? If yes, any pointer to a quick tutorial on how to do that?
> Any other software that uses GTK instead?

is unison{-gtk} what your after?

> I also welcome any suggestion to better mailing lists for asking this kind of 
> file administration stuff with the free operating system.

I'm not aware of lists discussing directory diffs, but i could be
wrong :)


Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

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