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Anyone else prefer comparing 38,000 checksums through Excel conditional formatting over using diff orrrr is that just me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@elizabeengland me!!! It’s what I ended up doing at Archives NZ. Not optimal, but I was missing the ability to run tools lile AV Preserve’s Fixity at the time. The XLS made good reporting in a govt dept though too.

@elizabeengland I also scripted buts, github.com/exponential-decay/c and I know some command line checksum tools do it too. In the end XLS was also the lowest bar for colleagues that actually just got results.

@beet_keeper thanks for sharing this! I’ll give it a try next time. I’m just so much happier with tabular data that I can sort.

@elizabeengland i've done this but it was only like 2k checksums so you definitely win Excel Olympics

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