Compare Two Directories or Filesystems Recursively

It’s so simple it doesn’t really need an entry, but there will be a time when somebody asks “how can I compare two different directories or file systems”, and I will say, “this way…”

diff -rq /dir1 /dir2

The -q option above will only tell you which files differ. It will not go into details and display each differing line of each file.

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