I'm confused about the whole MD5 checksum thing.
Allow me to explain what it is I am confused about.
I have MD5 text files that I've created in Windows and now that I'm using Linux (in this case Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1) I am finding that I cannot check them without being told that there is a formatting error.
So I use md5sum (in terminal) to create a new MD5 file. When I compare it to the other MD5 file (that was made in Windows) I see that the numbers (the MD5 checksums) match up and that the formatting is ALMOST the same but not exact. I'll give you an example.
Say I have a folder with two files in it. We'll call them filename01.mkv and filename02.jpg for this example. The MD5 file made in Windows looks like Example A below and the MD5 file made in Linux looks like Example B below:
As you can see the two are almost exactly the same other than the ASTERISK in front of the file names (in the Windows created MD5 file). The Linux created MD5 file doesn't have the ASTERISKS. Instead there is a space where the ASTERISK would be.Code:Example A - Windows MD5 253343b4d39e9e8b337a7db300d5e7dd *filename01.mkv cd103030ad0dd35ecf0af1d6cc327417 *filename02.jpg Example B - Linux MD5 253343b4d39e9e8b337a7db300d5e7dd filename01.mkv cd103030ad0dd35ecf0af1d6cc327417 filename02.jpg
So as I said when I try to use md5sum in Linux to check a MD5 made in Windows I'm given an error (wrong formatting). When I try to check a MD5 made in Linux using Windows I also get an error (again due to the difference in formatting).
Is there a way around this formatting difference? Right now the only solution I see is to manually edit the MD5 file to remove all the of the ASTERISKS (since most of my MD5 files are Windows created and yet I'm now trying to convert myself full time to Linux via Ubuntu which means I need to check these Windows created MD5 files in Linux).
All help appreciated!