DERP(1) DERP(1) NAME derp - directory-examining recursive compare SYNOPSIS derp [ -qcutDL ] [ -p perms ] myfile oldfile yourfile DESCRIPTION Derp recursively compares the two directories myfile and yourfile using a third common backup directory oldfile as reference. The changes found are printed to standard output, one per line, with the file status describing either sides actions followed by tabulator and the relative file path which might be empty in case when the changed files refers to the ones given at program arguments. The possible status codes: an File added in myfile na File added in yourfile aa! Both sides added different files with the same name mn File was modified in myfile nm File was modified in yourfile mm! File was changed differently in myfile and yourfile dn File was deleted in myfile nd File was deleted in yourfile md! File was modified in myfile but deleted in yourfile dm! File was modified in yourfile but deleted in myfile Errors are printed to standard error unless -q option is specified. The program is terminated when errors are encoun- tered unless the -c option is given. This can be useful if files are not accessible due to file permission or media corruption. The -u option will consider changes of file owner and group. When omitted, file ownership is ignored. The -p option sets the octal mask perms of bits to check in the file permissions. The default ignores file permissions. When modification times are comparable then the -t option DERP(1) DERP(1) can be used to quickly find changes. If specified, files are considered unchanged if the name, file size and the modifi- cation time matches. This is useful when comparing /n/dump archives on the same fileserver. Files are considered the same if they are from the same mount and their qid (see stat(5)) matches. For directories, the access time is also compared. If the access time was disabled on the fileserver, then all directories need to be compared using the -D option. Some filesystems like hgfs(4) do not always return exact file size in stat, so the length check can be disabled with the -L option. SOURCE /sys/src/cmd/derp.c SEE ALSO cmp(1), diff(1), history(1), fs(4), hgfs(4) DIAGNOSTICS The exit status is set to 'errors' when errors were encoun- tered. HISTORY Derp first appeared in 9front (November, 2012).