Re: MD5'ing a directory tree in Linux?

From: Adam Senger (
Date: 06/27/02

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 16:35:53 -0700
From: Adam Senger <>

Try something like

find /home/user/basedir/ -type f -exec md5sum '{}' \;

"Mark G. Spencer" wrote:

> Is it possible to MD5 all the items in a directory tree using Linux? I
> am on a Redhat 7.3 workstation. I have read the man and info file for
> MD5SUM and also tried to run it against a directory without success. I
> get the error "Is a directory" which is very self explanatory.
> So .. Is there another MD5 utility with more flexibility? I basically
> need to MD5 every file individually in a large directory tree with the
> output redirected to a text file showing the path, filename, and hash of
> every file in that directory tree.
> Thanks for the assistance,
> Mark