Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video diff: Alternative formats, part of Unix for Mac OS X Users.
In this movie we're going to learn to control the format the DIFF uses for output.…We can have an output that's something called copied context, which it would be c…option. We can use the u option for unified context, and then we can have y for…side-by-side comparison.…There's a q option that will tell us only whether the two files are different.…It won't report what that actual changes were to us.…It'll just give us a single line saying yes, the two files are different.…There are also a couple of other output formats but I think these are going to…be the most common and the most useful for you.…Let's take a look at them.…So let me just clear my screen and let's do that same thing but now let's pass…in that -c for copied context.…
Now notice what it does is it gives us the whole first section, lines 1 through 11.…It lets you know that here at the beginning. And here it is.…That's everything that was in the first document.…And then below that is everything that was in the second document.…And it gives us a minus here letting us know that something got deleted and it…
- Moving around the file system
- Creating and reading files
- Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting files and directories
- Creating hard links and symbolic links
- Understanding user identity, file ownership, and sudo
- Setting file permissions with alpha and octal notation
- Changing the PATH variable
- Using the command history
- Directing input and output
- Configuring the Unix working environment
- Searching and replacing using grep and regular expressions
- Manipulating text with tr, sed, and cut
- Integrating with the Finder, Spotlight, and AppleScript
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Filesystem Basics
3. Working with Files and Directories
4. Ownership and Permissions
5. Commands and Programs
6. Directing Input and Output
7. Configuring Your Working Environment
8. Unix Power Tools
9. Useful Mac-Only Commands and Techniques
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