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fsdiff - cli tool to compare two filesystems or images

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NAME

fsdiff - A tool to compare filesystems or local disk images. It performs both a content analysis and a It can mount and compare two images locally or it can just compare two filesystems.

SYNOPSIS

fsdiff [-h] [-v --version] [-x] [-i --img] [from] [to]

DESCRIPTION

fsdiff is a very simple tool used to compare recursively the filesystem directory and file structure. It does not only perform a quick (shallow) comparison using os.stat (stat system call), it also compares the contents of the files.

In case they differ, it displays a brief summary report. It is also installed as a Python packaged, so it can be used likewise.

Example run: sudo fsdiff rootfs bootfs

For a more detailed investigation a deep checking tool like diffoscope or Beyond Compare, may be used.

To install you need to run pip3 install fsdiff, with either super user privileges or with the --user flag.

Note: Python 3.x is required, a few new language features are used, like subprocess.run method as well as the cache clearing from the directory compare library. It also needs to be run with super user privileges.

GENERAL OPTIONS

-h
: Displays a help message
-v, --version
: Shows the current version
-x
: Extracts an image if it's compressed
-i, --img
: Sets the comparison type to image (img)
from
: The location of the path (image) to compare from 
to
: The location of the path (image) to compare against

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