Compare two directories

diff --suppress-common-lines -y <(cd path_to_dir1; find .|sort) <(cd path_to_dir2; find .|sort)
Output of this command is the difference of recursive file lists in two directories (very quick!). To view differences in content of files too, use the command submitted by mariusbutuc (very slow!): diff -rq path_to_dir1 path_to_dir2
Sample Output
./.htaccess                                   | ./DEADJOE
                                              > ./about.php
                                              > ./ad-aware.php
                                              > ./config.php

By: knoppix5
2012-02-13 12:49:33

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