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Re: md5sum command syntax



On Monday 16 October 2006 22:45, Thufir wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Oct 2006 13:54:27 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 20:05 +0100, Thufir wrote:
> >> I've read the f#$%ing manual.
> >>
> >> Files:
> >>
> >> foo.iso
> >> foo.iso.md5
> >>
> >> To verify, the command is....?
> >
> > It's in "man md5sum" if you'd read it.
>
> [...]
>
> How's the -c flag used, please?
>
>
> -thufir

Does the foo.iso.md5 file contain a line with the name of foo.iso and the 
md5sum?

If so you just go

md5sum -c foo.iso.md5

It picks up the names of each of the files in turn and checks the calculated 
md5sum against the md5sum stored in the md5 file.


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