sort of like a diff patch file

Donovan Baarda abo at
Mon Mar 29 07:18:22 GMT 2004

On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 15:31, Greger Cronquist wrote:
> For just creating diffs, xdelta is even better (in that it creates 
> smaller diffs very quickly)

xdelta requires that you have local access to the two files you want to
diff... librsync's rdiff allows you to calculate a small signature which
you diff against, allowing you do calculate diffs without local access
to the "original" you are diffing against. This can be handy for many

We've lost the original application enquired about... but certainly
xdelta should be better if you have local access to both files.

Donovan Baarda <abo at>

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