TarDiff(1) Compare two tarballs and report differences


TarDiff compares the contents of two tarballs and reports on any differences found between them. Its use is mainly for release managers who can use it as a QA tool to make sure no files have accidently been left over or were added by mistake. TarDiff supports compressed tarballs, diff statistics and suppression of GNU autotool changes.


tardiff [options] file1.tar file2.tar[.gz/.bz2]


-m, --modified Report on all changed files, including those present in both tarballs
-l, --list List all files, even those not changed at all
-a, --autoskip Skip files which belong to the GNU autotools (for --modified)
-s, --stats Run statistics (diffstat) on all modified files (for --modified)

-v, --version Display tardiff version

-h, --help Display this help screen


TarDiff was written by Josef Spillner <[email protected]>. This man page was written by Axel Beckert <[email protected]> based on help2man(1) output for the Debian Project, but may be used by others.


Copyright (C) 2005 Josef Spillner <[email protected]>

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation.