SUM(1) SUM(1) NAME sum - sum and count blocks in a file SYNOPSIS sum [ file ] ... DESCRIPTION Sum calculates and prints a 16-bit checksum along with the length (in blocks) and name of each file. If no files are given, the standard input is summed. If file is `-', file names are read from standard input. Sum is typically used to look for bad spots, or to validate a file communicated over some transmission line. SEE ALSO wc(1). DIAGNOSTICS `Read error' is indistinguishable from end of file on most devices; check the byte count.