Find out the differences between to directories

4 January 2015

Sometimes it is useful to compare to directories and display the differences. diff can do the trick for you

diff -r dir1/ dir2/

If you just want a overview about the differences then just use “brief”:

diff --brief -r dir1/ dir2/

git can show you the differences too, and it can do it colorful if you want

git diff dir1/ dir2/
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