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OS/2 Command Compares Two Directories' File Attributes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107173D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, MD: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a new OS/2* external command which compares the attributes of files between two directories. The information returned to the user from this command includes the file names found in only one of either directory. Other items reported include the difference in file sizes and last update dates and times between files of the same name. The DIRCOMP command also gives information on the differences between file attributes of same name files. All of the above information, except for file attributes, is displayed by default.

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OS/2 Command Compares Two Directories' File Attributes

       This article describes a new OS/2* external command which
compares the attributes of files between two directories. The
information returned to the user from this command includes the file
names found in only one of either directory.  Other items reported
include the difference in file sizes and last update dates and times
between files of the same name.  The DIRCOMP command also gives
information on the differences between file attributes of same name
files.  All of the above information, except for file attributes, is
displayed by default.

      A user issues this command by the name DIRCOMP.  The command
syntax is <drive> <path> DIRCOMP <drive1> path1 <drive2> path2
<options>.  All optional specifications are shown between <>.  Two
directory paths must be specified explicitly using the normal OS/2
protocol.  The options for this command are /D, /T, /A and /S.  The
/D option causes the command to ignore date differences between same
name files.  The command ignores differences in times for same name
files when used with the /T option.  The /A option causes the command
to display file attribute differences. The DIRCOMP command will
include in its processing all sub-directories of the directories
listed when invoked with the /S option.

      This invention allows users to quickly check the attribute
differences between two directories on either the same disk or
different disks.  This is...