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Re: [vox-tech] shell script challenge
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Re: [vox-tech] shell script challenge



GNU Linux writes:
 > On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 12:20:14PM -0700, Chris McKenzie wrote:
 > > I'm using cygwin and I was given the request by my boss to remove all
 > > duplicate files from the server
 > > the server is on the x: drive of the windows machine which means that
 > > cygwin saw it as /cygwin/x
 > > I forget exactly what command I ran toget checksums.txt
 > > but it is in the format
 > > 
 > > <checksum> *x:<filename>
 > > 
 > > The challenge is to find the duplicate checksums and print the file name
 > > of those checksums.  This is tricky because the directories contain spaces
 > 
 > md5 is a better way to go than checksums.

Er... no. MD5 *is* a checksum.

 > 
 > More importantly, the program "md5sum" will output results as you have
 > requested. 

Some systems are, sadly, without this program.

-Micah
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