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Compare folders and files

Mary Cole
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Joined: Dec 02, 2000
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I have a problem. I have an application which is checked into PVCS(may be 100 folders with 40 - 50 files each).Every week I get an application from the client for the same application but which might contain some extra packages or some additional files or some modified files prior to the earlier version.
Is there a tool which can compare the two versions and tell me what new folders(packages ) have been added , what extra files have been added and what files have been modified compared to earlier version
Thx in advance
Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Mar 09, 2001
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Mary, Cole,
We don't have many rules at Javaranch, but our naming policy is one of them. We would like you to continue posting, but would you please change your display name first?. Thanks.
You can change your display name here.

Matthew Phillips
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
For Windows, I use FileSync for such tasks.
Hope this helps...
Edited to fix link.
[ January 09, 2004: Message edited by: Matthew Phillips ]

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I agree. Here's the link:
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