After Ftp'ing file to destination how to check the file if it is in correct ASCII and not corrupted


 
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Linux After Ftp'ing file to destination how to check the file if it is in correct ASCII and not corrupted

Hi Folks,

While transferring file from FTP software like Filezilla the files gets corrupted.
Is there any way I can check if the recently transferred file is in ASCII and not corrupted. I have tried using file -i filename command which does tell if the file character set is ASCII or binary but when that particular is used in someother shell script I come to know that it is corrupted.

Regards,
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Originally Posted by Khan28
Hi Folks,

While transferring file from FTP software like Filezilla the files gets corrupted.
Is there any way I can check if the recently transferred file is in ASCII and not corrupted. I have tried using file -i filename command which does tell if the file character set is ASCII or binary but when that particular is used in someother shell script I come to know that it is corrupted.

Regards,
Why can't you use md5sum ?.
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Thanks for the reply.

I did tried
Code:
md5sum

on source and destination to check the file but it seems the values didnt match.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Khan28
Thanks for the reply.

I did tried
Code:
md5sum

on source and destination to check the file but it seems the values didnt match.
So, that only means the file is not copied correctly. Isn't it your intention anyway. Findout if the file copied is the same or corrupt ?. Does it not solve your issue?.
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Quote:
So, that only means the file is not copied correctly. Isn't it your intention anyway. Findout if the file copied is the same or corrupt ?. Does it not solve your issue?.
Yes that does - but do I keep that as the bench mark to check if the file is corrupted or not ..
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Originally Posted by Khan28
Yes that does - but do I keep that as the bench mark to check if the file is corrupted or not ..
Absolutely, md5sum or shasum is the right way to check the file integrity.
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You can also use
Code:
cksum <File>

command. In the output you will see checksum CRC. It must be same on both the machines.
 

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