compare two directories integrity after copy

Liam Proven lproven at
Sat Sep 24 20:10:23 UTC 2011

On 24 September 2011 21:06, Mazen A. <lists at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have copied a rather large directory from one external usb disk to another
> using rsync. I chose to not go with the checksum check option because it
> will take a long time (256GB of data). Is there any known way I can make
> sure that everything was copied correctly after the fact?

You could use 'md5sum' to generate checksums and compare them, I
think? It will take a good while, though...

Liam Proven • Info & profile:
Email: lproven at • GMail/GoogleTalk/Orkut: lproven at
Tel: +44 20-8685-0498 • Cell: +44 7939-087884 • Fax: + 44 870-9151419
AIM/Yahoo/Skype: liamproven • MSN: lproven at • ICQ: 73187508

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list