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git diff --stat `git log --author="XXXXX" --since="12 hours ago" --pretty=oneline | tail -n1 | cut -c1-40` HEAD
2009-11-04 01:41:33
User: askedrelic
Functions: cut diff tail

Figures out what has changed in the last 12 hours.

Change the author to yourself, change the time since to whatever you want.

svn diff $* | colordiff | lv -c
git diff --numstat | awk '{if ($1 == "0" && $2 == "0") print $3}' | xargs git checkout HEAD
2009-09-17 22:12:50
User: lingo
Functions: awk diff xargs

I sometimes (due to mismanagement!) end up with files in a git repo which have had their modes changed, but not their content. This one-liner lets me revert the mode changes, while leaving changed-content files be, so I can commit just the actual changes made.

diff <(ssh server01 'cd config; find . -type f -exec md5sum {} \;| sort -k 2') <(ssh server02 'cd config;find . -type f -exec md5sum {} \;| sort -k 2')
2009-09-11 15:24:59
User: arcege
Functions: diff find md5sum sort ssh

This can be much faster than downloading one or both trees to a common servers and comparing the files there. After, only those files could be copied down for deeper comparison if needed.

diff <(openssl x509 -noout -modulus -in server.crt ) <( openssl rsa -noout -modulus -in server.key )
2009-09-08 12:08:34
User: ari
Functions: diff

A x509 certificate and a rsa key file have in common a parameter called modulus, it is a very long hexadecimal number.

That value is unique for each certficate / key pair.

The command allows to do the check of this pair of values in a script using a great feature of bash. "

git diff --numstat -w --no-abbrev | perl -a -ne '$F[0] != 0 && $F[1] !=0 && print $F[2] . "\n";'
2009-08-19 05:07:58
User: lingo
Functions: diff perl

Only shows files with actual changes to text (excluding whitespace). Useful if you've messed up permissions or transferred in files from windows or something like that, so that you can get a list of changed files, and clean up the rest.

diff <(cd /path-1; find . -type f -print | egrep -i '\.m4a$|\.mp3$') <(cd /path-2; find . f -print | egrep -i '\.m4a$|\.mp3$')
2009-08-17 00:49:31
User: drewk
Functions: cd diff egrep find

diff is designed to compare two files. You can also compare directories. In this form, bash uses 'process substitution' in place of a file as an input to diff. Each input to diff can be filtered as you choose. I use find and egrep to select the files to compare.

svn diff | view -
diff <(echo "$a") <(echo "$b")
2009-07-15 07:26:23
User: olorin
Functions: diff echo

You got some results in two variables within your shell script and would like to find the differences? Changes in process lists, reworked file contents, ... . No need to write to temporary files. You can use all the diff parameters you'll need. Maybe anything like $ grep "^>"

is helpful afterwards.

tar cvfz changes.tar.gz --exclude-vcs `svn diff -rM:N --summarize . | grep . | awk '{print $2}' | grep -E -v '^\.$'`
2009-07-13 19:39:10
User: jaysee
Functions: awk diff grep tar

Handy when you need to create a list of files to be updated when subversion is not available on the remote host. You can take this tar file, and upload and extract it where you need it. Replace M and N with the revisions specific to yours. Make sure you do this from an updated (svn up) working directory.

svn diff <file> | vim -R -
2009-06-13 22:00:49
User: caiosba
Functions: diff vim
Tags: svn vim diff color

Simple way to achieve a colored SVN diff

diff -urp /originaldirectory /modifieddirectory
URL=http://svn.example.org/project; diff -u <(TZ=UTC svn -q log -r1:HEAD $URL | grep \|) <(TZ=UTC svn log -q $URL | grep \| | sort -k3 -t \|)
2009-06-03 14:26:55
User: sunny256
Functions: diff grep sort
Tags: bash svn

Lists revisions in a Subversion repository with a timestamp that doesn't follow the revision numbering order. If everything is OK, nothing is displayed.

diff -uw <(fmt -1 {file1, file2})
2009-05-23 03:11:08
User: sunny256
Functions: diff fmt
Tags: bash diff

It can be hard to spot differences in reformatted files, because of all the diff noise created by word wrapped lines. This command removes all the noise and performs a word-by-word diff. To ignore empty lines, add -B to the diff command. Also, if this is something you do often, you might want to check out the wdiff(1) program.

diff <(cd dir1 && find | sort) <(cd dir2 && find | sort)
2009-05-21 04:44:29
User: mbirk
Functions: cd diff find
Tags: bash diff find

This uses Bash's "process substitution" feature to compare (using diff) the output of two different process pipelines.

diff <(ssh alice cat /etc/apt/sources.list) <(ssh bob cat /etc/apt/sources.list)
diff <(nmap -sP | grep ^Host | sed 's/.appears to be up.//g' | sed 's/Host //g') auth.hosts | sed 's/[0-9][a-z,A-Z][0-9]$//' | sed 's/</UNAUTHORIZED IP -/g'
2009-03-12 05:28:08
User: bandit36
Functions: diff grep sed
Tags: diff sed nmap grep

populate the auth.hosts file with a list of IP addresses that are authorized to be in use and when you run this command it will return the addresses that are pingable and not in the authorized list.

Can be combined with the "Command line Twitter" command to tweet unauthorized access.

svn diff ARGUMENTS_FOR_DIFF | source-highlight --out-format=esc --src-lang=diff
git diff --cached
svn diff $* | colordiff | less -r
2009-02-18 16:19:08
User: introp
Functions: diff less

I put this in a shell script called "svndiff", as it provides a handy decorated "svn diff" output that is colored (which you can't see here) and paged. The -r is required so less doesn't mangle the color codes.

diff <(sort file1.txt) <(sort file2.txt)
2009-02-18 15:17:59
Functions: diff sort

Sees if two records differ in their entries, irrespective of order.

diff dir1 dir2 | diffstat
2009-02-16 21:21:16
User: raphink
Functions: diff

See which files differ in a diff, and how many changes there are. Very useful when you have tons of differences.

diff <(head -500 product-feed.xml) <(head -500 product-feed.xml.old)
2009-02-11 09:24:38
User: root
Functions: diff head

Useful for massive files where doing a full diff would take too long. This just runs diff on the first 500 lines of each. The use of subshells to feed STDIN is quite a useful construct.

svn diff --diff-cmd diff -x -uw /path/to/file
2009-02-10 20:39:54
User: katylava
Functions: diff

get subversion diff output without distracting whitespace changes. good for when you are cleaning up code to make sure you didn't change anything important. also useful when working with old code, or someone else's code.

diff <(ssh nx915000 "rpm -qa") <(ssh nx915001 "rpm -qa")