Update a checksum manifest

The Bash script update_manifest updates a checksum manifest of a folder when files are added or deleted. It avoids the necessity to calculate again the whole manifest. The program is part of Bash AVpres, released under a 3-Clause BSD License and provided “as is” without warranty or support of any kind.

Documentation

A short help message is embedded into the script:

$ update_manifest -h

Usage:
  update_manifest -i <input_folder> [-m <input_manifest>]
  update_manifest -h | -x
Options:
  -i  input folder
  -m  manifest file (default is '<input_folder>_xxh128.txt')
  -h  this help
  -x  advanced options with their default arguments
Dependency:
  xxhsum (default), md5sum, sha1sum, sha256sum, sha512sum or crc32
See also:
  man update_manifest
  https://avpres.net/Bash_AVpres/
About:
  Abstract: Update a checksum manifest of a folder
  Version:  2022-08-13

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A detailed manual page is installed together with the script (man update_manifest) and is available also as a PDF file on this website.


2022-08-13