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Authored by: hayne on Nov 28, '05 09:32:03AM

The value of the MD5 method explained in this hint is when you have remotely logged into the source machine, since then the access to the file contents is done on the remote machine without any need to transfer bytes over the network.

If the source disk is mounted on the local machine, then you might as well just use 'diff -r' to compare the source and destination folders. That will give you a more direct look at the differences (if any). However it will of course result in the file contents being transferred over the network again (to do the comparison) unless the disk contents have been cached by the local OS.

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