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

Actually, that is what I used.
And your command is almost a verbatim reproduction of what I had typed.

On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, GNU Linux wrote:

> 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. Checksums are usually 16bit or
> 32bit. An md5 sum is 128bits. Although it will take longer to process,
> md5's will give you greater accuracy.
> More importantly, the program "md5sum" will output results as you have
> requested.
> Example:
> gnulinux@deb:~$ md5sum funny.txt
> ad739a7ca6402db9e8f73a544602137d  funny.txt
> I am certainly no programmer, so I can't give you a shell program, but
> here's a one-liner that will check directory "/foo" and output duplicate
> files:
> find /cygdrive/c/foo -type f -exec md5sum '{}' ';' | sort | uniq -D -w
> 33| cut -c 34-
> NOTE: This probably will _not_ work for directories and file names that
> use strange characters (ie. single quotes, double quoes, carriage
> returns, etc).
> There are MANY ways to find duplicate files and this is just one method
> that will work under linux and under Cygwin windoze. I tried it with
> both and like most things it works better with Linux.
> I suggest checking out "man md5sum", and in particular the "-c" option
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