MD5SUM

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2004
 

NAME

md5sum - compute and check MD5 message digest  

SYNOPSIS

md5sum [OPTION] [FILE]...
md5sum [OPTION] --check [FILE]  

DESCRIPTION

Print or check MD5 (128-bit) checksums. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

-b, --binary
read files in binary mode (default on DOS/Windows)
-c, --check
check MD5 sums against given list
-t, --text
read files in text mode (default)
 

The following two options are useful only when verifying checksums:

--status
don't output anything, status code shows success
-w, --warn
warn about improperly formated checksum lines
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit

The sums are computed as described in RFC 1321. When checking, the input should be a former output of this program. The default mode is to print a line with checksum, a character indicating type (`*' for binary, ` ' for text), and name for each FILE.  

AUTHOR

Written by Ulrich Drepper and Scott Miller.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for md5sum is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and md5sum programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils md5sum

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
The following two options are useful only when verifying checksums:
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO
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