Subject: Re: Recursive grep
To: Don Lewis <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/28/1996 14:25:33
According to Don Lewis:
>On Jan 26,  1:52pm, Chief Anarchic Officer wrote:
>} Subject: Re: Recursive grep
>} 'diff -r' is stretching it a bit, history or no, but the -R option
>} is probably there for performance reasons.  (I never use it.)
>'diff -r' would be really hard to put together from existing tools.
>I've never run across a version of diff that has a -R option.

Ummm I think it is a SYSVism but there is a thing called dircmp that
does a recursive diff for you.  It will do things like tell you which
files in a directory differ, actually print the diffs for you and a
few other bits and pieces.  Dunno if there is a free version of it...

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
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