Create md5sum of a directory

find -name .git -prune -o -type f -exec md5sum {} \; | sort -k2 | md5sum

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2013-10-28 22:14:08

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Nice, but it doesn't do the same as cakyus' command.
flatcap · 242 weeks and 2 days ago
I realized that a few minutes later. Just add '|md5sum' and you've got it.
pdxdoughnut · 242 weeks and 2 days ago
Fixed
pdxdoughnut · 242 weeks and 2 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
flatcap · 242 weeks and 2 days ago
flatcap is quite correct. Fixed (again). Also note, that cakyus' original will fail if there are spaces in the filenames.
pdxdoughnut · 242 weeks and 2 days ago

What do you think?

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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