mdsum man page

mdsum — compute file digests using any supported algorithms.

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.

Info

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