When running cksum on a file, let's say /tmp/foo.bar, the linux command returns three values: the checksum, the number of bytes in the file, and the path of the file.
Question: Why is the path of the file returned?
Since it is already given to the command it's known. Even if it was a link, the link is not followed so no extra information is added by returning it. Is there any reason I don't see?