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Create md5sum of a directory

Terminal - Create md5sum of a directory
find -type f | grep -v "^./.git" | xargs md5sum | md5sum
2013-10-28 18:35:19
User: cakyus
Functions: find grep md5sum xargs
Create md5sum of a directory


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find -name .git -prune -o -type f -exec md5sum {} \; | sort -k2 | md5sum

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OK, a couple of things to note.

You can get find to do the filtering:

find . -type f ! -path \*/.git\*

Next, it's *vital* that you sort the results.

find . -type f ! -path \*/.git\* | sort | xargs md5sum | md5sum

The output order of find depends on the filesystem.

If you copy the entire directory somewhere else, you'll probably get different results.

Comment by flatcap 142 weeks and 5 days ago

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