comparing a group of files

I know there is a tool in UNIX that allows you to compare two files and tells you the differenct between the two.  Is there a tool that would do the same thing but to two folders containing files with the same name?
ie.  folder1 contains file1, file2, file3
     folder2 contains file1, file2, file3
%<getdifferences> folder1 folder2
results
file1 -- no difference
file2 -- 1 blah blah
         25 blah blah blah
file3 -- 4 aksjdksd
         5 alskdjfskdjf
         6 kasjdfkd
etc...

ueihpAsked:
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ozoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
diff dir1 dir2
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ozoCommented:
diff folder1/ folder2/
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ueihpAuthor Commented:
Thanks alot... I read the man page more carefully next time.  Sorry for the inconvience.
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