troubleshooting Question

what to see what cpio would do without writing

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Brian SFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have two similar directories and I want to compare them to see what would be copied.

Normall I would cd to a dir and then just run the command:

find . -print | cpio -pdvm /foo/bar

but I cannot recall and worse find in the man to set cpio to read-only -- meaning just show me what it would have done. My memory tells me that I used to be able to do this. But I might have dreamt it since I cannot recall the last time I actually used that option.

The OS today is OS X 10.8.2
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