Script for maintaining md5 checks on directories of files
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README.md

checkfiles

Created

bduncan@beachnet.org, Sun Jan 7 17:17:38 EST 2018

Description

  • create, maintain and check files against an .md5 file in base of specified directories.
  • if no .md5 file exists, create one
  • check files against existing .md5 file and report differences.
  • a log kept as well in .md5.log

It Finds and Reports on

  • changed files
  • added files
  • deleted files
  • and makes suggestions about it being moved if it finds files with same md5

Use For

  • comparing after a period of time to check for changes
  • compare directories that are supposed to be equivalent (eg. across systems, backups, archives)
  • finding duplicate files

Usage

  checkfiles [-options] directory [directory..]
  options:
    -h     print help and exit
    -q     quiet
    -n n   nice value