Calculate md5 sums for every file in a directory tree

find . -type f -exec md5sum {} \; > sum.md5

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By: Tungmar
2010-08-24 09:37:31

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or md5sum $(find -type f) if your filenames do not contain spaces
dooblem · 425 weeks ago
Better to use + instead of ; -- it's quicker because it runs md5sum with multiple arguments. find . -type f -exec md5sum {} + > sum.md5
flatcap · 425 weeks ago
man mtree
unixmonkey11589 · 424 weeks and 6 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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