DIRCMP(1)DIRCMP(1)NAMEdircmp - directory comparison
SYNOPSISdircmp [-ds] [-w n] dir1 dir2
The dircmp command examines dir1 and dir2 and generates various tabu‐
lated information about the contents of the directories. Listings of
files that are unique to each directory are generated for all the
options. If no option is entered, a list is output indicating whether
the file names common to both directories have the same contents.
The following options are supported:
Compares 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).
Suppresses messages about identical files.
Changes the width of the output line to n characters. The
default width is 72.
The following operands are supported:
A path name of a directory to be compared.
See largefile(5) for the description of the behavior of dircmp when
encountering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2^31 bytes).
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables
that affect the execution of dircmp: LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES,
The following exit values are returned:
An error occurred. (Differences in directory contents are not
SEE ALSOcmp(1), diff(1), attributes(5), environ(5), largefile(5)
Feb 1, 1995 DIRCMP(1)