diffstat command is a Linux utility that displays a histogram of the output of the
diff command. The
diff command is used to compare two files and display the differences between them. The
diffstat command takes the output of the
diff command and displays it in a more readable format.
The syntax for using the
diffstat command is as follows:
diffstat [options] [diff-file]
diff-file argument is the output of the
diff command. The
diff command can be used to compare two files, directories, or even entire file systems. The output of the
diff command can be piped to the
diffstat command for analysis.
Here is an example of how to use the
$ diff -u file1.txt file2.txt | diffstat
This command will compare the contents of
file2.txt, and then pipe the output to the
diffstat command. The
diffstat command will then display a histogram of the differences between the two files.
The following table lists the available options for the
|-h||Display a help message|
|-V||Display the version of
|-w||Ignore whitespace differences|
|-C||Context diff mode|
|-c||Context diff mode|
|-e||Ed script mode|
|-n||RCS format mode|
|-u||Unified diff mode|
|-p||Prima format mode|
diffstat command is not producing the expected output, there are a few things to check:
- Make sure that the output of the
diffcommand is being piped to the
- Check the options being used with the
diffstatcommand. Make sure that the correct options are being used for the type of
diffoutput being analyzed.
- If the output of the
diffcommand is very large, the
diffstatcommand may take a long time to produce output. Be patient and allow the command to finish.
diffstatcommand is a useful tool for quickly analyzing the output of the
- The histogram produced by the
diffstatcommand provides a quick overview of the differences between two files or directories.
diffstatcommand can be used with any type of
diffoutput, including unified diff, context diff, and ed script format.