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Old 06-07-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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calling a function and passing a variable the correct way

I've spent hours trying to find information on how to do this correctly and couldn't find anything useful. This is what I have so far. I'm extremely angry at this point and need a punching bag! C++ is sooooooo much more simple and makes soooo much more sense than linux shell scripting.

---------The Script-------------
md5sum $filePath

ac7b99b37fdc6cce85baeb5e9148402e afile

WHY do the arguments to the function print!!!???
Am I doing something wrong?
Old 06-07-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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You're not doing anything wrong. This is the way md5sum formats its output. That way you can do "md5sum *.iso" and you will have a complete listing of each MD5 checksum and associated filename.
Old 06-07-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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You're right. Thank you!


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