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Compare copies of a file with md5

Terminal - Compare copies of a file with md5
diff <(md5sum render_pack.zip| cut -d " " -f 1) <(md5sum /media/green/render_pack.zip| cut -d " " -f 1);echo $?
2010-12-27 18:29:00
User: schmiddim
Functions: cut diff echo md5sum
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Compare copies of a file with md5

I had the problem that the Md5 Sum of a file changed after copying it to my external disk.

This unhandy command helped me to fix the problem.

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Terminal - Alternatives
cmp file1 file2

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What others think

hmm - shouldn't diff suffice for that?

If you need a copy command that makes sure the new file is correct use: "rsync src_file dst_file"

Comment by bashrc 235 weeks and 6 days ago

Hey, you're right :).

I thought that I can use diff only with plain text.

Do you think I should remove the command?

Comment by schmiddim 235 weeks and 6 days ago

no - leave it - it has enough fu - to keep it :)

Comment by bashrc 235 weeks and 6 days ago

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