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Visual file content comparisons with Terminal and MD5
Authored by: jsuen on Nov 28, '05 07:42:17AM

It's an awful amount of work when you can compare the first or last MD5 nibble. That will give you a 1/16 chance of missing an error... two will give you 1/256, three 1/4096. You can easily eyeball the first four, in which case you're down to 1/65536 of missing an error.

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