Comparing directories contents

Garry Knight garryknight at
Sun Feb 11 00:13:04 UTC 2007

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> I suspect that not all the files were properly backed up and I'd like to
> check that the differences between directory1 and directory2.

If you only want to compare two directories and not their subdirectories, I
find the quickest way is to use Midnight Commander (mc). Navigate to the
first directory in the left-hand pane, to the second in the right-hand
pane, then on the menu select Command, Compare Directories.

Garry Knight
garryknight at

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