filecmp.cmpfiles on directories

Stormin Norm storminDOTnorm at
Wed Jun 12 15:05:34 CEST 2002

Already found the documented details under the dircmp class definition. 
 I did not associate this class with being a function of filecmp.
Thanks for your help.

Gordon McMillan wrote:

>Stormin wrote:
>>I am trying to walk a directory structure and compare directories for 
>>duplicates.  For some reason I get the filecmp to work on individual 
>>files, but not on directories.
>>print dups,"||",common
>For each filename in common, cmpfiles will compare the files
>with that basename in the two directories. What you want
> x = filecmp.dircmp("C:\\comp1","c:\\comp2")
> print x.same_files
> print x.diff_files
>which will figure out "common" and call cmpfiles for you.
>-- Gordon

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