Handy dandy tip to compare two project folders to see which files are different.
diff -rq --exclude='\.*' folder1 folder2
- -r is for recursive
- -q (or –brief) is for just showing which files are different
- –exclude=’\.*’ excludes all dot files and folders (great for excluding .svn and Zend frameworks .cache folders)
- Folder 1 – the new one
- Folder 2 – the original one