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How do I see what files are new in a Time Machine backup?

How do I see what files are new in a Time Machine backup?

As I understand it, Time Machine creates hard links for all the previous files in a backup, so each timestamped backup folder appears as a full snapshot of the files at the time of the backup. How can I find out which files are new for a given backup and which files were carried forward from the previous backup?

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Guest [Entry]

"BackupLoupe is $1, excellent, and does just this.

And yes, it does use hard links. This article (part of a 10.5 review on arstechnica) explains how Time Machine works and is a very interesting read."
Guest [Entry]

"Compare snapshots

In Lion or greater:

use the compare verb of tmutil."