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diffoscope - in-depth comparison of files, archives, and directories


diffoscope [-h] [--version] [--debug] [--html output] [--text output]
[--max-report-size bytes] [--css url] file1 file2


diffoscope will try to get to the bottom of what makes files or directories different. It
will recursively unpack archives of many kinds and transform various binary formats into
more human readable form to compare them. It can compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF
just as easily.

It can be scripted through error codes, and a report can be produced with the detected
differences. The report can be text or HTML. When no type of report has been selected,
diffoscope defaults to write a text report on the standard output.

diffoscope is developed as part of the “reproducible builds” Debian project and was
formerly known as “debbindiff”.


-h, --help
show this help message and exit

show program's version number and exit

display debug messages

--html output
write HTML report to given file (use - for standard output)

--text output
write plain text report to given file (use - for standard output)

--max-report-size BYTES
maximum bytes written in report (default: 2048000)

--max-diff-block-lines MAX_DIFF_BLOCK_LINES
maximum number of lines per diff block (default: 50)

--max-diff-input-lines MAX_DIFF_INPUT_LINES
maximum number of lines fed to diff (default: 100000)

--fuzzy-threshold FUZZY_THRESHOLD
threshold for fuzzy-matching (0 to disable, 60 is default, 400 is high fuzziness)

treat absent files as empty

--max-report-size bytes
maximum bytes written in report

--css url
link to an extra CSS for the HTML report


Exit status is 0 if inputs are the same, 1 if different, 2 if trouble.

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