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Calculate md5 sums for every file in a directory tree

Terminal - Calculate md5 sums for every file in a directory tree
find . -type f -exec md5sum {} \; > sum.md5
2010-08-24 09:37:31
User: Tungmar
Functions: find md5sum
Calculate md5 sums for every file in a directory tree


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum

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md5sum $(find -type f)

if your filenames do not contain spaces

Comment by dooblem 309 weeks and 3 days ago

Better to use + instead of ; -- it's quicker because it runs md5sum with multiple arguments.

find . -type f -exec md5sum {} + > sum.md5
Comment by flatcap 309 weeks and 3 days ago

man mtree

Comment by unixmonkey11589 309 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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