comparing a possibly altered file with the original

David Epstein David.Epstein at
Wed Feb 18 14:00:20 PST 2009

Rainer Müller-4 wrote:
> David Epstein wrote:
>> What is the simplest way to compare the version of the file that I now
>> have
>> in /opt/local with the version of the file that  I originally downloaded
>> on
>> installation? I want a method that is safe, with no danger of overwriting
>> my
>> current setup.
> Run a 'port destroot <portname>' and then compare the file in
> $(port work <portname>)/work/destroot/ with the one in prefix.

I tried the command "port work teTex" and got a null response, so i'm not
sure what this means. Where will the new version of teTex be downloaded to
by the command "port destroot teTex"? What do you mean by "the one in

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