Bug#907600: diffoscope: add option to ignore timestamp differences in containers

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Thu Aug 30 15:18:59 BST 2018

Hi Chris,
On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 4:43 AM Chris Lamb <lamby at debian.org> wrote:

> Dear Felipe,
> > diffoscope has been a very useful tool for me, in comparing dumps of
> > various sorts spit out by several systems. It would be great to have an
> > option to ignore timestamps
> Does the --exclude-directory-metadata option match your requirements?

No, and according to the manpage it is intentional:

> Metadata of archive members remain un-excluded.

I could get the results I want by unpacking the tarballs on two dirs and
then using this option, though, so thanks for suggesting it!

It would still be nice if diffoscope provided this option natively.


Felipe Sateler
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