[TriLUG] how-to create md5 checksums & CD/DVD verification
bp at itchy.kicks-ass.org
Mon Jan 19 09:57:10 EST 2004
On 19 Jan 2004, Jon Carnes wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-01-19 at 09:20, Douglas Kojetin wrote:
> > Hi All-
> > I've googled this a bit, but could not find any decent references
> > (other than 'info md5') to help out. I'd like to create md5 checksum's
> > for data iso's I'm going to create so I can 'verify' the burns were
> > successful/data = A-OK. Also, in general, is this a good way of
> > checking/verifying/validating data CDs and DVDs?
> md5sum <filename>
> It is the standard for verification, but how good it is... That's a
> debatable point.
> Take care - Jon Carnes
Also, you can create a file of checksums and have md5sum check every one
md5sum file1 > chksums
md5sum file2 >> chksums
md5sum file3 >> chksums
md5sum -c chksums
It will then run checksums on each file in the check-sum file and print
out an OK or error for each. Simplifies the checking of several files.
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