4.2.4. Differentiating between Configuration Files

To view the differences between the config files deployed on the system and those stored by Red Hat Network, issue the command:
rhncfg-client diff
The output resembles the following:
[root@testsatellite root]# rhncfg-client diff
--- /etc/test
+++ /etc/test	2013-08-28 00:14:49.405152824 +1000
@@ -1 +1,2 @@
 This is the first line
+This is the second line added
In addition, you may include the --topdir option to compare config files in Red Hat Network 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