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NAME

       borg-diff - Diff contents of two archives

SYNOPSIS

       borg [common options] diff [options] REPO::ARCHIVE1 ARCHIVE2 [PATH...]

DESCRIPTION

       This command finds differences (file contents, user/group/mode) between archives.

       A  repository location and an archive name must be specified for REPO::ARCHIVE1.  ARCHIVE2
       is just another archive name in same repository (no repository location allowed).

       For archives created with Borg  1.1  or  newer  diff  automatically  detects  whether  the
       archives  are  created  with  the same chunker params. If so, only chunk IDs are compared,
       which is very fast.

       For archives prior to Borg 1.1 chunk contents are compared by default.   If  you  did  not
       create  the archives with different chunker params, pass --same-chunker-params.  Note that
       the chunker params changed from Borg 0.xx to 1.0.

       See the output of the "borg help patterns" command for more help on exclude patterns.

OPTIONS

       See borg-common(1) for common options of Borg commands.

   arguments
       REPO::ARCHIVE1
              repository location and ARCHIVE1 name

       ARCHIVE2
              ARCHIVE2 name (no repository location allowed)

       PATH   paths of items inside the archives to compare; patterns are supported

   optional arguments
       --numeric-owner
              only consider numeric user and group identifiers

       --same-chunker-params
              Override check of chunker parameters.

       --sort Sort the output lines by file path.

   Exclusion options
       -e PATTERN, --exclude PATTERN
              exclude paths matching PATTERN

       --exclude-from EXCLUDEFILE
              read exclude patterns from EXCLUDEFILE, one per line

       --pattern PATTERN
              experimental: include/exclude paths matching PATTERN

       --patterns-from PATTERNFILE
              experimental: read include/exclude patterns from PATTERNFILE, one per line

EXAMPLES

          $ borg init -e=none testrepo
          $ mkdir testdir
          $ cd testdir
          $ echo asdf > file1
          $ dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1M count=4 > file2
          $ touch file3
          $ borg create ../testrepo::archive1 .

          $ chmod a+x file1
          $ echo "something" >> file2
          $ borg create ../testrepo::archive2 .

          $ rm file3
          $ touch file4
          $ borg create ../testrepo::archive3 .

          $ cd ..
          $ borg diff testrepo::archive1 archive2
          [-rw-r--r-- -> -rwxr-xr-x] file1
             +135 B    -252 B file2

          $ borg diff testrepo::archive2 archive3
          added           0 B file4
          removed         0 B file3

          $ borg diff testrepo::archive1 archive3
          [-rw-r--r-- -> -rwxr-xr-x] file1
             +135 B    -252 B file2
          added           0 B file4
          removed         0 B file3

SEE ALSO

       borg-common(1)

AUTHOR

       The Borg Collective

                                            2018-08-11                               BORG-DIFF(1)