just some comments (which help me more)
i am paranoid for data consistency. so even in my local HDD,
i will produce single .md5 for EACH file. Among dozens of checksum makers,
i only found corz’s checksum could produce 1 .md5 for each file.
(in linux there may be some alternative?)
and I even find LESS program to retrieve the checksum of files when they are
already on the cloud. Google drive have 2 checksum plugin but they are
not producing 1 .md5 per file. they are calculating the whole folder which i found
And when i come over rclone 's check command.
I notice it will calculate local file’s checksum, and then ask google server for that
remote file’s checksum by google’s API.
IF rclone have a flag in checksum which could simply write down/output that file’s .md5 local AND remotely, that will help me great (seems not too difficult).
yet just some comments.
ps: sometimes people already have .md5 files download-ed from some program’s website, so if the above feature is to be implemented, a mechanism have to be present to preserve the original .md5 when a .md5 already exist.
may be say call rclone’s produced .md5 as .rc-md5 etc.