workflow idiom to compare zip/tgz with folder subtree

Andrey Repin
Tue Sep 22 13:20:00 GMT 2015

Greetings, Paul!

> I currently take snapshots of selected portions of a folder subtree using
> zip files.  Sometimes, I use command-line zip, but other times I'll use the
> Windows Compressed Zip folder.  I find myself frequently unzipping the
> snapshots into temp folders just so that I can use the unix diff utility
> (via cygwin) to see what the differences are with the live folder tree.  Is
> there a way to take regular snapshots that I can compare with the live
> folder subtree without having to unpack it?  I'm not married to zip. 
> However, tar doesn't quite do it.  My vague recollection is that it will
> check that the files in a tgz snapshot matches what is in the live folder
> subtree, but it won't report what is in the live folder subtree which isn't
> in the tgz snapshot.

Git, Subversion... basically any sane VCS out there.

With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 16:10:42

Sorry for my terrible english...

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