cksum entire dir??

Noel noeldude at
Wed Sep 12 01:00:17 UTC 2012

On 9/11/2012 7:48 PM, Polytropon wrote:
> 	I think I tried something like your second example last night.
> 	I think I did
> 	% cksum foodir/*
> That lets the shell expand * to the content of foodir, making
> a final command line like "cksum foodir/file1 foodir/file2"
> and so on. If you omit the /* part, the directory will be
> checksummed entirely. If you then remove a file or change
> it, a different checksum will be printed. At least that is
> my interpretation of what I've tested.

I think that command checksums the *directory block*, not the same
as a combined checksum of all the files, and probably not useful for
verifying if all files have been copied/moved correctly to a
different directory.

> The Midnight Commander has a function to compare directories
> which will also identify _which_ files have changed (unlike

Yes, much more promising.

  -- Noel Jones

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