The cksum Linux command is used to print a CRC checksum for each file it also counts the bytes in a file.
When would you use cksum
- Checksum large downloads in Linux
- For carrying out Linux ISO checksum’s
Below is the man chksum page:
The CRC algorithm is specified by the POSIX standard. It is not compatible with the BSD or System V `sum’ algorithms (see the previous section); it is more robust.
The only options are
–help‘** and **–version’ *Note Common
An exit status of zero indicates success, and a nonzero value indicates failure.