Alex Merry alexander.merry at
Sun Sep 17 10:23:39 PDT 2006

On Sunday 17 September 2006 17:56, Jan Dvořák wrote:
> Fine, done. Would you please try this and tell me what do change? And

There's something odd with the option handling code. I'll have a look at 
it in a moment, but if I call the program and do:
    touch test; ./ test
It says
    unknown option ''
and outputs a load of possible options, but each with a single leading 
    options are
    -c              to output the digest with separating colons
    -d              to output debug info
    -hex            output as hex dump
    -ripemd160 to use the ripemd160 message digest algorithm

    rm test; ./ test
    ./ test: No such file or directory

    touch test-file; ./ -md5 test-file
    unknown option '-test-file'
(the reason I tried this was because of the confusing help displayed 

> another thing, what is the practical difference between --binary and
> --text options?

AFAIK, nothing but a single character in the output. MD5sum files 
contain an indication of whether the files in question are binary or 
text, because Windows treats them differently.

# touch test
# md5sum test
d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e  test
# md5sum --text test
d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e  test
# md5sum --binary test
d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e *test

Alex :-)

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