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November 7, 2010

script: rename files by using cksum


I have to do a very simple task but being a newbie, it’s becoming a challenge

Here is what I have to do:
1. I have a bunch of *.html files – most of them are duplicates: file1.html, file6.html and file12.html could be duplicates.
2. I have to eliminates the duplicates by using the cksum and rename the files by using the ‘sum’ value (sum.html)

Something like:
$ cksum file1.html
339238769 1918 file1.html
$ cp file1.html 339238769.html

My script should be able to do this for several folders:


Thanks for any help.

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