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fsdiff - cli tool to compare two filesystems or images

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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.

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 method as well as the cache clearing from the directory compare library. It also needs to be run with super user privileges.


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

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