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Verifying successful file transfer after moving lots of large files

Verifying successful file transfer after moving lots of large files

I'm working on transferring a lot of files (>100GB, several thousands of files) over my network to a new Mac. Once the transfers are done I'd like to be able to verify that all of the files were successfully transferred and that no corruption occurred during the process.

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"If you have the files on both sides, you can run md5sum on each end and compare the hash. The way to do this on a bunch of files is to tar them to stdout and pipe the output to md5sum.

rsync and plain scp -r or rcp -r are also your friends."