Save MD5SUM output to text file?


I’m currently calculating hundreds of thousands of MD5sums using rclone. It would be much easier if I were able to save the Rclone md5sum output to a text file.

rclone md5sum edrive:/foldertosum

I have buffer limit issues in linux and copying thousands of lines and formatting it can be time consuming. Is there a pre-existing flag to output the results of the md5sum? Possibly a system log even?

Thanks for any help,

The unix way would be to redirect it to a file

rclone md5sum whatever > MD5SUMs

Does that work for you?

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That’s exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much. Do you think Rclone will ever support sha256 summing?

I’m currently using rclone mount and hashdeep -erl to compute my hashes. It is working well and the mount is holding but rclone md5 calculation is sooo much faster than any other hashing program around.

Thanks for the help.

rclone doesn’t calculate hashes for remote files, it queries the remote api for them, that’s why it’s so fast.