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PTARDIFF(1) Perl Programmers Reference Guide PTARDIFF(1)

ptardiff - program that diffs an extracted archive against an unextracted one

    ptardiff is a small program that diffs an extracted archive
    against an unextracted one, using the perl module Archive::Tar.

    This effectively lets you view changes made to an archives contents.

    Provide the progam with an ARCHIVE_FILE and it will look up all
    the files with in the archive, scan the current working directory
    for a file with the name and diff it against the contents of the
    archive.

    ptardiff ARCHIVE_FILE
    ptardiff -h

    $ tar -xzf Acme-Buffy-1.3.tar.gz
    $ vi Acme-Buffy-1.3/README
    [...]
    $ ptardiff Acme-Buffy-1.3.tar.gz > README.patch

    h   Prints this help message

tar(1), Archive::Tar.
2020-06-21 perl v5.30.3