Generating incremental diffs

Johan Dahlin jdahlin at
Thu May 29 17:26:13 CDT 2003

> I tried running "diff -u -r wine.ref wine". The problem is that this 
> generated tons of diffs in files in the "CVS" directory. Don't ask me 
> why there were differences there.

This is the right way, you just have to tweak the arguments to diff or
grep away some stuff (CVS for example).

Use -x or -X options combined with grep [-v]

-x PAT  --exclude=PAT       Exclude files that match PAT.
-X FILE --exclude-from=FILE Exclude files that match any pattern in FILE

Johan Dahlin <jdahlin at>
Async Open Source

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