NAME

atomic-diff - show the differences between two images|containers RPMs

SYNOPSIS

atomic diff [-h|--help] [--json] [--names-only] [-n][--no-files] [-r][--rpms] [-v][--verbose] image|container image|container ...]

DESCRIPTION

atomic diff will compare the files found in two different images or containers and output to stdout or as JSON. By default, the comparison is done on the file level but there are switches for comparing RPMs and metadata as well.

OPTIONS

-h --help
  Print usage statement.

--json
  Output in the form of JSON.

-k --keywords
  Use the following keywords for comparison of files.  You must select at least one but multiple can
  be used as well. Keywords that are used for this option are exclusive, which means that any only those
  keywords will be used.

Keywords currently defined are: all, link, nlink, mode, type, time, uid, gid, size, sha256digest

-m --metadata
  Show the differences in the metadata for the two images or containers.

-n --no-files
  Do not perform a file based diff between the two images or containers.  Often used
  when performing an RPM-based diff to restrict output.

--names-only
  When performing the diff, only compare package names and not their versions.

-r --rpms
  Show the where the two docker objects have different RPMs.

-v --verbose
  Be verbose in showing the differences in RPMs.  The default will only show the differences in RPMs, whereas
  with verbose it will show all the RPMS in each object.

EXAMPLES

Compare images the files in 'foo1' and 'foo2'.

atomic diff foo1 foo2

Compare the files in images 'foo1' and 'foo2' and output in JSON.

atomic diff --json foo1 foo2

Compare only the RPMs in images 'foo1' and 'foo2'

atomic diff -r -n foo1 foo2

Compare the files and RPMs (without versions) in images 'foo1' and 'foo2' and output as json

atomic diff -r --json foo1 foo2

Compare only the metadata between images 'foo1' and 'foo2'

atomic diff -m foo1 foo2

Compare files by 'sha256digests' and 'time' between images 'foo1' and 'foo2'

atomic diff foo1 foo2 --keywords sha256digest time

HISTORY

Updated by Brent Baude (bbaude at redhat dot com) Nov 2016 Updated by Brent Baude (bbaude at redhat dot com) May 2016 Initial revision by Brent Baude (bbaude at redhat dot com) November 2015