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Recursively generate MD5 checksums

Posted 10-26-2011 at 09:53 AM by Garda
Tags find, md5, md5sum, xargs

I wanted to generate MD5 checksums of a whole bunch of files in a directory. It turns out that this is not as straightforward as it should be. IMO it should be completed with: md5sum -br *

Unfortunately it was not as straightforward. I found this blog entry after searching for a while and adapted this to what I needed. To generate checksums, I used the following:

Code:
find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum -b
(Note: for the above to work, "cd"...
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