dircmp(1)dircmp(1)NAMEdircmp - directory comparison
n] dir1 dir2
examines dir1 and dir2 and generates various tabulated information
about the contents of the directories. Sorted listings of files that
are unique to each directory are generated for all the options. If no
option is entered, a sorted list is output indicating whether the file‐
names common to both directories have the same contents.
Compare the contents of files with the same name in
both directories and output a list telling what must be
changed in the two files to bring them into agreement.
The list format is described in diff(1).
Suppress messages about identical files.
Change the width of the output line to
n characters. The default width is 72.
LC_COLLATE determines the order in which the output is sorted.
If is not specified in the environment or is set to the empty string,
the value of is used as a default. If is not specified or is set to
the empty string, a default of ``C'' (see lang(5)) is used instead of
If any internationalization variable contains an invalid setting,
behaves as if all internationalization variables are set to ``C'' (see
International Code Set Support
Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported.
Compare the two directories and and produce a list of changes that
would make the directories identical:
This command is likely to be withdrawn from X/Open standards. Applica‐
tions using this command might not be portable to other vendors' sys‐
tems. As an alternative is recommended.
SEE ALSOcmp(1), diff(1).