md5deep is a suite of cross platform tools to compute hashes of any number of input files. Although similar to other hashing programs like md5sum, it can also recursively traverse directory structures, use a variety of algorithms, and use files of known hashes to perform both positive and negative matching. The program runs on Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, Linux, Solaris, and most other *nix operating systems. It also also been ported to FreeBSD and is part of the Fink project.
The md5deep suite can handle a wide variety of input and output file formats. It can use md5sum, BSD md5, Hashkeeper, iLook, and NSRL files as sources for known hashes. The suite does not support Encase hash files.
The output for md5deep can be controlled using command line switches, but in general is the hash, two spaces, and the filename.
The -k switch can be used to add an asterisk like md5sum,
The line terminator can be changed to a \0, or NULL character, using the -0 command line switch.