On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 01:14:43AM +0200, Polytropon wrote: > On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:38:04 -0700, Gary Kline wrote: > > > > I'm trying to checksum directories as I move them around. > > ive read the man page for sum and cksum ... or maybe skimmed > > them. no joy. anybody know of a utility to do this? I've > > got files that are decades old... > > Maybe it's possible to tar the directory (without > compression of course) and obtain a checksum of > the tar archive? > > % tar cf - <director> | cksum > > But I also tried cksum directly with a directory > like > > % cksum <directory> > > and could obtain a checksum - so it _seems_ to work. > After alteration of one file within the hierarchy a > different result was printed. > > Tested on OS version 8.2-STABLE/i386, one year old. >
I think I tried something like your second example last night. I think I did % cksum foodir/* and had to compare each file from another file I was copying from. it was tiresome to check each of dozens of files tho. I was here at desk for something obscene -- over 12 hrs. getting my new [slightly used:)] computer back to normal. if there isn't anything that can compare entire dirs, it looks like it's time to hack a small program. tx, polyt. gary > > -- > Polytropon > Magdeburg, Germany > Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 > Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"