cksum entire dir??

RW rwmaillists at
Wed Sep 12 22:39:51 UTC 2012

On Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:47:04 -0700
Gary Kline wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 10:55:57AM -0700, Waitman Gobble wrote:
> > are you sure it's not 'md5sum' ? ... that seems to be on all my
> > GNU/Linux machines.
> > 
> > Waitman Gobble
> > San Jose California USA
> > 
> 	yup, you be right.  altho we have no md5 [[does FBSD?]],
> fedora does have md5sum.  makes me wonder why this flavor didnt do at
> least a symlink.   oh well.    

FreeBSD's md5 and GNU's md5sum don't behave the same. Specifically when
reading from stdin (as in a pipeline) md5 sensibly just outputs the hash
and a newline, whereas md5sum follows the hash with a "-" to indicate
stdin as the "filename".

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