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bug#7155: [md5sum] does not accept

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#7155: [md5sum] does not accept
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:54:17 +0100
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On 09/14/2011 11:43 PM, Rimas Kudelis wrote:
> 2011.09.14 17:12, Jim Meyering rašė:
>> Good point. I don't see a way to make GNU md5sum handle this automatically 
>> and safely. However, that's not a big deal: it's easy to convert from one 
>> format to the other using sed or perl. I'd be inclined to mark this 
>> "wontfix" (because we cannot) or simply to close it. 
> I think you could also implement this as a commandline switch, right?

Right. But that complicates the interface unnecessarily I think.

I'm going to apply the attached to give automatic support,
with the aforementioned caveat that BSD -r format checksums
where the _first_ file starts with a ' ' or '*' are not supported.
In that very unlikely case, one can always preprocess with sed 's/ /  /'


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