On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 05:24:08PM -0700, Gary Kline wrote:
> 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
> 
> 
> > 
> > -- 
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This works for me:

$ find foo/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5 >> foo.md5

Maybe for you as well? Hope I could help.

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