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4answers
1k views

Difference between folders

How can I compare recursively 2 folders with same structure. With using diff or git diff from bash command line?
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2answers
786 views

Comparing files for similarities

Is there a standard Linux tool that looks for similarities between two files? The diff tool works best comparing files that are mostly the same, and outputs where they differ. I'm looking for a tool ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I compare just the file contents of two zip files

I created these two zip files about 24 hours apart. $ ls -l /tmp/*.zip -rw-rw-r-- 1 scott scott 1401289 Mar 21 20:11 /tmp/inc1.zip -rw-rw-r-- 1 scott scott 1401289 Mar 22 19:29 /tmp/inc2.zip You ...
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1answer
206 views

GNU/Linux substitute for the Windows-based TreeComp tool

I miss the TreeComp tool from Windows on Linux. Does anybody know about a similar tool for Linux? I've tried Unison & Unison-gtk (slow and cumbersome), diff (various), meld, mc, rsync (immensely ...
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2answers
461 views

How to show linux “cmp” command progress?

Is there a way to show the progress when running the cmp command? Comparing large files or partitions using cmp can take a while. I have searched google and used man cmp, but failed to find any ...
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3answers
899 views

Red Hat vs. Fedora

I am confused between the 2 Linux Distros, (i) Red-Hat and (ii) Fedora . I had a belief that Red-Hat has been reduxed to make Fedora. However seems that is not the scenario. Further, when I tried to ...
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2answers
515 views

Advantages of Re-Compiling of Linux Kernels: Share your Ideas

can you give me some advantages of Recompilation of New Linux Kernel and Installations. make xconfig modules modules_install install this is what i`m talking on. can someone provide me the basic ...
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4answers
9k views

compare file timestamp in bash

How do I compare the timestamp of two files? I tried this but it doesn't work: file1time=`stat -c %Y fil1.txt` file2time=`stat -c %Y file2.txt` if[$file1time -gt $file2time]; then doSomething fi ...
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6answers
2k views

File compare on ftp-server and in a folder in Linux?

How to compare files on ftp-server and in a folder in Linux?
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9answers
3k views

Which Linux is the most efficient? [closed]

Simple question: There is a gazillion Linux distributions out there. Which one (distribution/incl. window manager) makes (technically) the most efficient use of my (aging) computer ? I have appx. 1 ...
3
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11answers
5k views

Compare huge directory trees

I am looking for a free tool to make a snapshot of the filesystem structure (listing of files and directories, their size & timestamps) and can compare it to another one made later. treecomp ...
3
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6answers
942 views

Linux distributions comparison

Does any good comparison exist (like a table of present features) between the many Linux distributions? What are the features and advantages on each distribution? (Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, etc.) ...
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5answers
322 views

What's the quickest distro to get up and running with? [closed]

For my work laptop, I think I'm going to make the switch to linux from Windows XP. There are a couple of things I need: Good multi-monitor support. I'm constantly changing setups (ie laptop ...