A.2.4. Differentiating between Config Files

To view the differences between the config files deployed on the system and those stored by RHN, issue the command:
rhncfg-client diff
The output resembles the following:
--- /tmp/@3603.0.rhn-cfg-tmp 2004-01-13 14:18:31.000000000 -0500 
+++ /etc/example-config.txt 2003-12-16 21:35:32.000000000 -0500 
@@ -1,3 +1,5 @@
+additional text
In addition, you may include the --topdir option to compare config files in RHN with those located in an arbitrary (and unused) location on the client system, like so:
[root@ root]# rhncfg-client diff --topdir /home/test/blah/ 
/usr/bin/diff: /home/test/blah/etc/example-config.txt: No such file or directory
/usr/bin/diff: /home/test/blah/var/spool/aalib.rpm: No such file or directory