directory comparison and synchronization

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by branagan, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. branagan macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2008
    hi all

    before i converted to mac... i used to use a program called ADCS for windows (advanced directory comparison and synchronization). basically the user inputs 2 directories to be compared and would show which folder was missing each other's content.

    is there any program similar to this for mac?

    thanx in advance
  2. MurphyM macrumors 6502

    Dec 29, 2007
    In the Terminal you can use the diff command that comes with your Mac.

    Enter the following:

    diff -rq path/folder path/folder

    You can drag the two folders into Terminal to have their paths and names added automatically. Hit enter and the info you're looking for will be outputted.

    There are gui tools too if that's what you're looking for, like Tidy Up.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA

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