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Old 09-14-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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how do i md5 hash all files in a sub-folder and save it as a file?

right i've got it done (unless you know a better way) but it doesn't follow symlinks

find /folder -name "*" -type f -size +1M -exec md5sum {} \; > file.txt
so how do i make it follow symlinks?
Old 09-14-2009, 06:26 PM   #2
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The -L option to find follows symlinks.

This gives you:

find -L -type f -name "*" -size +1M -exec md5sum {} \; > file.txt
Just a note which you may or may not be aware of, if you truly want all filenames, you don't need to put -name "*", just leave it out. However, this will also match hidden files like .filename (which what you have will not), so it may not be what you want.


Old 09-14-2009, 06:38 PM   #3
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nice one thank you!!


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