Create md5sum of a directory

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

By: cakyus
2013-10-28 18:35:19

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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.
flatcap · 359 weeks and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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