I have a folder containing many folders containing many files. Thousands.
I can do
find . -type f > ./FILE-LISTING.TXT to create a file containing many thousands of file paths that looks like this:
./Anders/Letters/20190101 Rent.pdf ./Anders/Letters/20190103 Appeal.pdf ./Anders/Letters/20190107 Decision.pdf ./Beeker/Letters/20180101 Rent.pdf
How would I feed that list of filepaths into
md5 to produce an output formatted like this:
9cf14e4d666dcb6aab17763b02429a19 ./Anders/Letters/20190101 Rent.pdf d1bb70baa31f1df69628c00632b65eab ./Anders/Letters/20190103 Appeal.pdf 7a0f5bc18688fe8ba32f43aa6ec53fb1 ./Anders/Letters/20190107 Decision.pdf a0c96a79cf3b1847025d9f073151519d ./Beeker/Letters/20180101 Rent.pdf
NB: I want the md5 hashes of the referenced files, not the md5 of the list of files, nor the md5 hashes of the strings in the file-listing.txt.
Also, would it be faster to do it all in one command line, or do it in two passes (
find to create file-listing.txt, then
md5 to create file-listing-md5.txt)?