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Create md5sum of a directory

Terminal - Create md5sum of a directory
find -name .git -prune -o -type f -exec md5sum {} \; | sort -k2 | md5sum
2013-10-28 22:14:08
User: pdxdoughnut
Functions: find md5sum sort
Create md5sum of a directory


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find -type f | grep -v "^./.git" | xargs md5sum | md5sum

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Nice, but it doesn't do the same as cakyus' command.

Comment by flatcap 77 weeks and 6 days ago

I realized that a few minutes later. Just add '|md5sum' and you've got it.

Comment by pdxdoughnut 77 weeks and 6 days ago


Comment by pdxdoughnut 77 weeks and 6 days ago

Ah, but now you suffer from the same problem as cakyus:

if you don't sort the results, you won't get consistent results.

You could fix that by changing the end to:

| sort -k2 | md5sum
Comment by flatcap 77 weeks and 5 days ago

flatcap is quite correct. Fixed (again).

Also note, that cakyus' original will fail if there are spaces in the filenames.

Comment by pdxdoughnut 77 weeks and 5 days ago

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