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Re: Bug#164889: md5sum <FILE produces spurious ` -' in output

Clint Adams writes ("Re: Bug#164889: md5sum <FILE produces spurious ` -' in output"):
> Rather than Debian shipping its own md5sum, why not just rely on the GNU
> textutils md5sum(1) in coreutils or one of the not-yet-packaged md5(1)
> utilities from *BSD, depending on whether or not one wants the '-' in
> output?

Please read my summary of the situation.  Debian has been shipping its
own md5sum since at least in August 1994.  It's the GNU people who've
made a change to the behaviour.

> The time for changing GNU md5sum's behavior has long passed.

The time for changing Debian md5sum's behaviour has long passed.

Also, you don't address my argument that the original behaviour is
much more convenient.


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