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 > > > > > > -- > > 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"
This works for me: $ find foo/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 md5 >> foo.md5 Maybe for you as well? Hope I could help. -- Colin Barnabas _ ( ) ACII Ribbon Campaign - www.asciiribbon.org X No HTML/RTF in E-mail / \ Respect for open standards _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"