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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

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cksum

cksum [files]

Compute a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) checksum for all files; this is used to ensure that a file was not corrupted during transfer. Read from standard input if the character - is given or no files are given. Display the resulting checksum, the number of bytes in the file, and (unless reading from standard input) the filename.