There are many methods that can be used to compare the data of two files. That is not what I'm interested in here.
How can I easily compare or "perform a diff" of what could be called (perhaps you can also help figure out what to call this stuff) the "file-system/OS" properties/attributes of two files?
-Filename -Permissions -Timestamps (created/last modified/last accessed) -Properties such as "Read Only" or "Hidden" "Executable" -Any others not listed here that you know of
While I imagine there are different answers for each of them, can such a thing be done (without too much pain) in the following environments:
Windows 7 (assuming NTFS - does this matter?) Ubuntu Linux (assuming ext4 - does this matter?) OSX (assuming HFS+ - does this matter?)
If an answer contains a response relevant to only one of these environments I will still value it.