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Plan 9 - man page for sum (plan9 section 1)

SUM(1)				     General Commands Manual				   SUM(1)

NAME
       sum, md5sum - sum and count blocks in a file

SYNOPSIS
       sum [ -5r ] [ file ...  ]

       md5sum [ file ...  ]

DESCRIPTION
       By default, sum calculates and prints a 32-bit hexadecimal checksum, a byte count, and the
       name of each file.  The checksum is also a function of the input length.  If no files  are
       given, the standard input is summed.  Other summing algorithms are available.  The options
       are

       -r     Sum with the algorithm of System V's sum -r and print the length (in 1K blocks)  of
	      the input.

       -5     Sum  with System V's default algorithm and print the length (in 512-byte blocks) of
	      the input.

       Sum is typically used to look for bad spots, to validate a  file  communicated  over  some
       transmission  line or as a quick way to determine if two files on different machines might
       be the same.

       Md5sum computes the 32 hex digit RSA Data  Security,  Inc.  MD5	Message-Digest	Algorithm
       described in RFC1321.  If no files are given, the standard input is summed.

SOURCE
       /sys/src/cmd/sum.c
       /sys/src/cmd/md5sum.l

SEE ALSO
       cmp(1), wc(1)

											   SUM(1)


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