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Re: [O] ediff-directories - how to ignore timestamps and work recursivel

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: [O] ediff-directories - how to ignore timestamps and work recursively
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:56:23 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

>> Hello,
>> I want to compare two directories and see what files are different,
>> however, the comparison should ignore timestamps of files. Is there
>> a simple solution?
>> I had assumed that ediff would also consider files in subdirectories
>> of the directory paths given for comparison. Apparently, it does not
>> do that in Emacs 23.4.1 - is there a "recursive" option?
> You might have better luck on the emacs list.  That said, did you look
> at `ediff-directories'?

That's also my tool of choice. Combined with the key sequene "= h x",
which shows you only the files which differ.

`ediff-directories' is not recursive, but it gives you also subdirectory
pairs to compare. Just hit enter on such a pair.

As bonus, it even works for remote directories.

Best regards, Michael.

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