Remote diff over ssh
Want to do a diff on a local and remote file, or on 2 remote files.
Here is a small trick
# Local and remote diff diff file <(ssh remote 'cat file') # Or both are on remote servers diff <(ssh remote1 'cat file') <(ssh remote2 'cat file')
I use this a lot when a ansible –check run tells me there is a diff and want to know what I will be overwriting.