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xzdiff

Invokes the diff command on files compressed with xz, lzma, gzip, bzip2, lzop, or zstd. All options specified are passed directly to diff. More information: https://manned.org/xzdiff.

  • Compare files:

xzdiff {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Compare files, showing the differences side by side:

xzdiff --side-by-side {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Compare files and report only that they differ (no details on what is different):

xzdiff --brief {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Compare files and report when the files are the same:

xzdiff --report-identical-files {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Compare files using paginated results:

xzdiff --paginate {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}

  • Compare directories recursively (shows names for differing files/directories as well as changes made to files):

diff --recursive {{path/to/file1}} {{path/to/file2}}