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Recursively compare content of two directories

August 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Command line

This requires the diff and vim packages.

diff --recursive /dir/ect/ory1 /dir/ect/ory2 > 1_vs_2.diff
vimdiff 1_vs_2.diff

Potentially useful diff options:



Install Intellij CE.

Then either Run IntelliJ Diff from the command-line.

Or from within a running Intellij window:

  • Open a common parent directory as a project
  • Select the two directories to compare
  • Right-click – Compare Directories


I often see the GPL-licensed WinMerge tool recommended, But it works only on Windows, last release was 2013 and navigation into sub-directories and file diffs is a bit clunkier than in Intellij.


Java software engineering – reference resources

February 28, 2014 Leave a comment

Subversion 1.8 released

July 21, 2013 Leave a comment

The new Subversion 1.8 features look quite good for a centralized Version Control System (VCS).

But note that the Subversion 1.8 working copy format is backwards-incompatible. Some tools like recent TortoiseSVN versions will use the 1.8 format by default which will cause compatibility problems for IntelliJ and any other tools that do not yet support it.

So for now, it is probably better to stick with 1.7 and wait until all your tools fully support 1.8. For IntelliJ you might want to watch [IDEA-94942] for status updates.

Personally, I am more interested in Git anyway because it offers all the flexibility of a decentralized VCS. I am reading the free “Pro Git” ebook on my Kobo eReader (epub format).

Categories: git, intellij, svn, version control

Version Control for corporate development: Git

October 18, 2012 Leave a comment
Categories: git, svn, version control