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Marcus Dean Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
20 August 2012
The purpose of this software is to compare the MD5 checksum of a file
to either an original copy of the file, or to an MD5 checksum entered
To install the software, run the install.sh file with root
Alternatively, you can run checkmd5.sh directly. The installer
just places an icon on your desktop and in the Gnome menu, and
creates a symbolic link so you can execute it from any terminal.
After installing the product you can delete all of the original
files. In the folder /opt/checkmd5 you will find a file named
uninstall.sh . Just execute that script as root to uninstall
1) Double click the icon on your Desktop, or from a command line
run the command "checkmd5" without quotes.
2) Follow the on-screen instructions.
1) Creates the folder /opt/checkmd5 and copies relevant files to it.
2) Creates and renames a symbolic link in /usr/bin named checkmd5
3) Restarts nautilus and gnome-panel post-installation so the icons
will show up properly without having to log out and back in.
CheckMD5, by default, runs without displaying the command line
terminal, and depends on the program "zenity". If you do not have
zenity installed, it should be available in most Linux package managers.
If CheckMD5 does not execute when you double click the icon, try
running the command "checkmd5" from a terminal window and look for error
messages, and if you want, you can e-mail me at email@example.com.
I've experimented with a few different progress windows but they interfere
with the correct execution of the commands necessary for the program to
function. Once I educate myself a bit more about bash, I may release
an update to include a progress window.
Hitting "Cancel" or the "X" just sets the value requested by that window
to a null value and the program continues to run with that null value.
I'll release an update sometime with an effective method of reacting to
these conditions appropriately.
As of the latest update, the issue where you would get "All updates are complete" has been mostly resolved. If you choose a file that contains any of the following characters, the issue may still arise. To resolve this issue, just rename the file so it does not contain these characters. I'll work on an update to fix the issue as soon as I can.
If you make any changes to this software, be sure to annotate those
changes in the changelog.txt file. Be sure to append the date, your
name and a way to contact you (website, e-mail, etc.). You can use
my entries as a template.
Icon was created myself using Gimp
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses