How to See What Has Changed Between Two Versions of an Executable
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I don't know if people are aware of it. If not, here is a simple trick to see 'what has changed' between two versions of an executable:
ident first_executable_version second_executable_version | sort | uniq -u
ident db_purge /root/ballen/boinc/sched/db_purge | sort | uniq -u $Id: version_diff.txt,v 1.2 2005/01/18 23:35:50 davea Exp $ $Id: version_diff.txt,v 1.2 2005/01/18 23:35:50 davea Exp $
I find this very helpful in reviewing what has been modifed in the various BOINC daemons, when updating versions.
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