[CentOS] Comparing directories recursively

Fri Oct 27 21:51:46 UTC 2017
H <agents at meddatainc.com>

On 10/27/2017 05:35 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:27:22 -0400
> H wrote:
>> What is the best tool to compare file hashes in two different
>> drives/directories such as after copying a large number of files from one
>> drive to another? I used cp -au to copy directories, not rsync, since it is
>> between local disks.
> diff --brief -r dir1/ dir2/
> might do what you need.
> If you also want to see differences for files that may not exist in either directory:
> diff --brief -Nr dir1/ dir2/
But is diff not best suited for text files?