1.3.2: Bug in md5sum.exe with binary files
Tue Jun 5 17:20:00 GMT 2001
Using the latest (as of 2001/06/05) update of Cygwin, running
'md5sum -c md5.sum' produces mostly failed checksums when checking
against binary files.
However, when running 'md5sum *', the checksums produced are
identical to those in the md5.sum file except that each file
has an asterisk '*' prepended to it.
When the md5.sum file is editted to add an asterisk before each
filename, 'md5sum -c md5.sum' produces all 'OK' results.
This looks to be an error when md5sum is checking (-c option)
This occurs irregardless of whether or not the CYGWIN environment
variable is set in cygwin.bat to binmode.
Note: the '-b' option cannot be used with the '-c' option.
My specific test case was with the Cygwin-XFree86 files for download.
There is an md5.sum file there which works fine when I run a Perl
based MD5 checker. And like I said, you can add an '*' before each
file in that md5.sum and then the cygwin 'md5sum -c md5.sum' command
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