Documentation of the AdvanceSCAN advdiff utility.
advdiff [-i, --info] ORIG_INFO DEST_INFO
2 DescriptionThis utility prints all the games contained in the DEST_INFO file and not contained in ORIG_INFO file. A game is considered contained if all his roms are present in a game with the same name.
The DEST_INFO and ORIG_INFO files are the rom information files generated with the -listinfo/-listxml or -gameinfo options of the emulators.
You can use this utility to create differential romset. For example you can use this command:
advdiff mame.lst raine.lst > raine_diff.lst
to create the list of roms needed by Raine, which are not already included in the standard MAME set.
You can also use this utility to create the list of roms, which need to be updated between two emulator releases. For example you can use this command:
advdiff mame79.xml mame80.xml > mame79-80.xmlt
to create the list of roms needed to upgrade the MAME romset from the version 0.79 version to the version 0.80.
|Output in the old info format instead of the XML format.|