Ok, I downloaded the lastest KNOPPIX cd, and thought it would be cool to do a md5sum on it, even though bittorrent ensures the checksums are verified.
So after doing a md5sum and saving it to "sum1", I do a
and it isn't the same. Simply because the md5 checksum file that comes with knoppix looks like this, :
and "sum1" looks like this:
Notice the missing asterisk.
So how do I use grep, to tell it to take the data before a space occurs, so that in both cases it'll only take the checksum value, and not the *KNOP.. or KNOP..?
It obviously isn't a critically important question, I'm just learning my way around the commands.. So just playing around to see what's possible.. Can anyone help?