diffoscope

Compare files, archives, and directories.

TLDR

Compare two files

$ diffoscope [path/to/file1] [path/to/file2]
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Compare two files without displaying a progress bar

$ diffoscope --no-progress [path/to/file1] [path/to/file2]
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Compare two files and write a HTML-report to a file (use - for stdout)

$ diffoscope --html [path/to/outfile|-] [path/to/file1] [path/to/file2]
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Compare two directories excluding files with a name matching a specified pattern

$ diffoscope --exclude [pattern] [path/to/directory1] [path/to/directory2]
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Compare two directories and control whether directory metadata is considered

$ diffoscope --exclude-directory-metadata [auto|yes|no|recursive] [path/to/directory1] [path/to/directory2]
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