diff on compressed files with tar.gz ext


 
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diff on compressed files with tar.gz ext

how can I find out what is the difference between two tar.gz files without uncompressing them.

thank you.
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hey

Use 'tar tv' This Lists the files from the default tape device without extracting them.

maybe this will help ya...


jas
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Originally Posted by rakeshou
how can I find out what is the difference between two tar.gz files without uncompressing them.

thank you.
You can't. At some point you have to decompress them.
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how bout..

Try Using diff , it will output a difference report containing the text that differs between the two files...

$ diff "file1" "file2" [RET] (of course don't use the ")

Maybe this will do!
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Try Using diff

...

Maybe this will do!
Or perhaps not.

1. A compressed file is binary, diff is a text tool.

2. A tar file may contain the files in any order and still be considered the same.
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...

Sorry!
will cmp work?

jas
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Sorry!
will cmp work?

jas
2. A tar file may contain the files in any order and still be considered the same.
 

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