A simple program to show numeric differences in log files.
Given the output of two runs of a program that generates line by line output, such as sysctl on FreeBSD, calculate the differences of the numeric output.
sysctl dev.igb.0 > before sleep 10 sysctl dev.igb.0 > after numdiff before after
If you want to see lines even if the difference is 0 use -z
numdiff -z before after
For netstat output you wind up with files where the separator is a space and the number is at the start of the line. For this case use the --leading (aka -l) and --sep (aka -s) flags.
netstat -s -p tcp > before sleep 10 netstat -s -p tcp > after numdiff -l -s " " before after
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