in-depth comparison of files, archives, and directories
conda install -c conda-forge diffoscope
conda install -c conda-forge/label/gcc7 diffoscope
conda install -c conda-forge/label/cf201901 diffoscope
conda install -c conda-forge/label/cf202003 diffoscope
diffoscope will try to get to the bottom of what makes files or directories different. It will recursively unpack archives of many kinds and transform various binary formats into more human readable form to compare them. It can compare two tarballs, ISO images, or PDF just as easily.