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A Few Apps I would find usefull

An md5 checksum program
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Md5sum

You could use this one or thibeaz did a portable version of winmd5sum from nullsoft. I have it , I just dont find the link now.
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Just download winmd5sum and

Just download winmd5sum and use universal extractor to extract it, its a single exe.
Copy the extracted folder to your portableapps directory.

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I've used MD5Summer for years

Works great! Unsure if it leaves registry entries, but I doubt it.

http://www.md5summer.org/

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Just Google

ChaosMD5, it is only 1 .exe and is truly portable, plus it is very starightforward.

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Well

Someone I know has a version of WinMD5Sum Portable lined up for this site and it's not me. Wink
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I'd hope that person reconsiders...

...since MD5Summer can do the following from the GUI (which neither winMd5Sum nor ChoasMD5 can do)

- Recursively MD5 sum whole directories or multiple files
- Output MD5 sums to a standard .md5 file
- Read in and verify MD5 sums from a .md5 file

Yes, MD5Summer is a little more clunky and less polished, but it's Open Source & GPL, been around for years, and UPX compresses down quite nicely to a svelte 378KB. Biggrin

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Useful?

I've never in my life needed to check MD5 sums of whole sets of files or anything like that. It's only ever been to check an individual downloaded file for integrity.

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I guess you don't hash files as much as I do then

For one of my current projects I have to hash over 5.6GB of data in 707 folders holding > 66,000 files.

I actually don't use MD5 sums since the Tiger hash is more accurate (no collisions...although I doubt I'd ever get any collisions with an MD5 hash unless I try to have one).

This gives me a chance to pimp another Open Source command line app, MD5Deep. It's actually 5 different executables, one for each of the 5 hashes it can calculate (MD5, SHA1, SHA256, Tiger, and Whirlpool). The programs can recursive calculate hashes down thru subdirectories. Very useful when you need to detect if any files have been changed/added/deleted in a mass of files (as I described above) on a daily basis.

http://md5deep.sourceforge.net/

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But why?

What I mean is... why? Why would it be useful to be able to hash hundreds of files in a portable setting? What you're going to need to hash is only for making sure a download isn't corrupted. Something like those command lines would be useful for generating hash files in a server environment, for instance. But why would you care about the hashes of hundreds of individual files in a portable environment?

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Ah, I see your point now

I was looking at hashing files from a system point of view rather than a "portable" POV. Hashing "onesy" "twosy" files would make more sense on thumb drive.

Sorry folks! Back to your regularly scheduled programming! Smile

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John,

are you still going to do WinMD5Sum or should I do it myself?
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