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CKSFV(1)		    General Commands Manual		      CKSFV(1)

NAME
       cksfv - tests and creates simple	file verification (SFV)	listings

SYNOPSIS
       cksfv [-bciqrL] [-C dir]	[-f file] [-g path] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION
       cksfv is	a tool for verifying CRC32 checksums of	files. CRC32 checksums
       are used	to verify that files are not corrupted.	The algorithm is cryp-
       tographically  crippled	so  it	can not	be used	for security purposes.
       md5sum (1) or sha1sum (1) are much better tools for checksuming	files.
       cksfv should only be used for compatibility with	other systems.

       cksfv has two operation modes: checksum creation	and checksum verifica-
       tion

       In checksum creation mode cksfv outputs CRC32 checksums of files	to  to
       stdout, normally	redirected to an .sfv file.

       In  checksum verification mode  cksfv reads filenames from an sfv file,
       and compares the	recorded checksum values against recomputed  checksums
       of files.

OPTIONS
       These options are available

       -b     Strip  dirnames  from  filenames	that are checksumed. loads the
	      files from original positions, but prints	only basenames to cat-
	      alogue in	sfv file.

       -c     Use  stdout for printing progress	and final resolution (files OK
	      or some errors detected).	This is	useful for  external  programs
	      analysing	output of cksfv. This also forces fflushes on the out-
	      put when needed.

       -C dir  Change current directory	before proceeding with a  verification
	      operation.  This option is mostly	obsoleted with -g option. Ear-
	      lier this	was used to verify checksums in	a different directory:
	      cksfv -C foo -f foo/bar.sfv

       -f file
	      Verify checksums in the sfv file

       -g path
	      Go  to  the  path	name directory and verify checksums in the sfv
	      file

       -i     Ignore case in filenames.	This is	used in	the checksum verifica-
	      tion mode.

       -L     Follow  symlinks	when  recursing	subdirectories.	This option is
	      used with	the -r option.

       -q     Enable QUIET mode	(instead of verbose mode), only	error messages
	      are printed

       -v     Enable VERBOSE mode, this	is the default mode

       -r     recurse  directories  and	check the .sfv files in	each. Symlinks
	      are not followed by default. This	option cannot be used with  -f
	      and -g options.

EXAMPLES
       Verify checksums	of files listed	in 'foo/files.sfv':
       cksfv -g	foo/files.sfv

       Create checksums	for a set of files:
       cksfv *.gz > files.sfv

       Verify checksums	of case-insensitive filenames listed in	'files.sfv'.
       This is sometimes useful	with files created by operating	systems
       that have case-insensitive filesystem names.
       cksfv -i	-g files.sfv

       Check checksums of files	'foo' and 'bar'	listed in 'files.sfv':
       cksfv -g	files.sfv foo bar

       Create checksums	of files matching /foo/bar/* and strip dirnames	away:
       cksfv -b	/foo/bar/* > files.sfv

       Recursively scan	/foo/bar and verify each .sfv file:
       cksfv -C	/foo/bar -r

       Same as previous, but starting from the current working directory
       and also	following symlinks during recursion:
       cksfv -r	-L

SEE ALSO
       basename(1) dirname(1) md5sum(1)	sha1sum(1)

AUTHOR
       This  manual  page  was	originally  written by Stefan Alfredsson <ste-
       fan@alfredsson.org>.   It  was  later   modified	  by   Heikki	Orsila
       <heikki.orsila@iki.fi> and Durk van Veen	<durk.van.veen@gmail.com>.

								      CKSFV(1)

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