program to compare directory structures
Hey, this is perhaps an unusual request, perhaps not, but I'm sure its something that linux is very good at, I just need to know where to look :)
My situation is this:
Currently I store all of my CDs on my PC instead of getting up and changing discs all the time etc. This also means that everything for my mp3 player is easily obtainable. For playing music at home I encode everything at a high bit rate for the best possible quality etc, but when I want music for my mp3 player I like to encode at around 96kbs (I was using 96kbs but I've now switched to using a vbr which produces files of a similar size as I'm told this will give me a much better quality)
To make it easy to find any track physically on the HDD I organise 99% of my Cds like this:
I do this for every CD at a high bit rate, and then duplicate it at the lower bit rate in a separate directory with the exact same structure.
What I need to do is to be able to easily compare the two and see which files/folders are missing from each, at the moment I'm just opening two tabs in firefox and flicking back and forth, while that works on a small scale I'm sure you can see its limits. Any ideas?