Brian Foster wrote:
> yes (mostly) & no (just a little bit): md5sum(1) can be
> used to tell you, with a high degree of certainty, which
> files are identical. it will not, however, _prove_ any
> two files with the same MD5 checksum are identical.
For the record, FSlint¹ uses size, md5sum and sha1sum
(in that order) to identify duplicate files.
Hopefully this is robust and fast.
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