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Manual Reference Pages  -  MDSUM (1)

NAME

mdsum - compute file digests using any supported algorithms.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Author
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

mdsum [options] [paths...]

DESCRIPTION

This command computes a message digest for one or more specified files. If no files are specified, then stdin can be used. Any digest algorithm available in libusecure may be selected and used. Entire directory trees may also be examined and computed using the -R (--recursive) option.

OPTIONS

--digest=name
  Specify name of digest algorithm. By default md5 will be used, unless the command is executed through a symlink which happens to match an algorithm name.
--follow
  Dereference and follow symlinks. Otherwise they are ignored.
--recursive
  If argument is a directory, recursively scan directory and any subdirectory contents as arguments.
--help Outputs help screen for the user.

AUTHOR

mdsum was written by David Sugar <dyfet@gnutelephony.org>.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to bug-commoncpp@gnu.org or bugs@gnutelephony.org.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2010-2014 David Sugar, Tycho Softworks.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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