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[re]verify a disc with very friendly output

Terminal - [re]verify a disc with very friendly output
dd if=/dev/cdrom | pv -s 700m | md5sum | tee test.md5
2009-03-09 00:11:42
User: asmoore82
Functions: dd md5sum tee
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[re]verify a disc with very friendly output

[re]verify those burned CD's early and often - better safe than sorry -

at a bare minimum you need the good old `dd` and `md5sum` commands,

but why not throw in a super "user-friendly" progress gauge with the `pv` command -

adjust the ``-s'' "size" argument to your needs - 700 MB in this case,

and capture that checksum in a "test.md5" file with `tee` - just in-case for near-future reference.

*uber-bonus* ability - positively identify those unlabeled mystery discs -

for extra credit, what disc was used for this sample output?

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589f13da46e34789cb13b7dc574ccc6c *ubuntu-8.04.2-desktop-i386.iso

http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.04/MD5SUMS

Comment by wdszdwsdzfxdgfrd 329 weeks and 4 days ago

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