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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for sum (redhat section 1)

SUM(1)									FSF								    SUM(1)

NAME
sum - checksum and count the blocks in a file
SYNOPSIS
sum [OPTION]... [FILE]...
DESCRIPTION
Print checksum and block counts for each FILE. -r defeat -s, use BSD sum algorithm, use 1K blocks -s, --sysv use System V sum algorithm, use 512 bytes blocks --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
AUTHOR
Written by Kayvan Aghaiepour and David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICU- LAR PURPOSE.
SEE ALSO
The full documentation for sum is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and sum programs are properly installed at your site, the command info sum should give you access to the complete manual. sum (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 SUM(1)