Diffing two strings

Yes, I know md5sum has a “-c” option for checking the checksum in a file … but, if I was going to screw with a file, I’d have the good sense to edit the checksum file in the archive!

 

#!/bin/bash
#STRFILE=dead.letter
#STRCHECKMD5=5f3748d9c653b78c9ee7559acd423652
#STRMD5=`md5sum $STRFILE`

STRFILE=$1
STRCHECKMD5=$2

STRMD5=`md5sum $STRFILE`

diff -s <( printf '%s\n' "$STRCHECKMD5 $STRFILE" ) <( printf '%s\n' "$STRMD5" )

It’ll either output the file hash and the hash to match (a problem) or indicate the files are identical (a good thing)

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