[clug] Comparing machines

Rohan Mitchell rohan.mitchell at undefined.homelinux.net
Wed Aug 4 07:57:59 GMT 2004

Performing md5sum hashes on each filesystem, then sorting and comparing 
across the two comps might be easier if you dont want a lot of network 
traffic and only want a list of changed files, not what's changed within 
the files. Maybe something like:
find / |xargs md5sum |sort > hashes.txt
would work well.

Hope this helps,

Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:

>I have two machines which should be almost but not quite identical.
>What I would like to do is have some kind of diff between the two. I
>can probably use rsync --dry-run to get a list of changed files, but I
>want a diff. I'd rather not use NFS mounts if possible. Any other
>Thanks in advance,

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