fsdiff - cli tool to compare two filesystems or images
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.
fsdiff [-h] [-v --version] [-x] [-i --img] [from] [to]
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.
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
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.
-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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