Comparing folders.

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Tech198, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Hi all...

    I'm comparing about 700 Gig of data from two USB 3 external drives. The external drives are locally plugged, but the application to compare them is run from another Mac, thus it must update over network...

    I believe attaching two USB drives locally would take the same amount of time (less the updating over network), but I reckon there could be a Terminal command to do this..

    That way, i could switch off my laptop, where the application is run from,

    I need to compare the "iTunes" folder and every thing within (including all sub-folders), is there a Terminal command for this ?

    Either way, it will probably take just as long, since USB would be the limiting factor.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Check out Beyond Compare, I use this for windows its the absolutely best compare utility and its out on public beta for OSX
     
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    ok thanks, but i actually figured out the Terminal command.... My guess it will still take just as long. its just a different way.
     

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