Section (1) md5sum
md5sum — compute and check MD5 message digest
Print or check MD5 (128−bit) checksums.
With no FILE, or when FILE is −, read standard input.
read in binary mode
read MD5 sums from the FILEs and check them
create a BSD−style checksum
read in text mode (default)
end each output line with NUL, not newline, and disable file name escaping
The following five options are useful only when verifying checksums:
don_zsingle_quotesz_t fail or report status for missing files
don_zsingle_quotesz_t print OK for each successfully verified file
don_zsingle_quotesz_t output anything, status code shows success
exit non−zero for improperly formatted checksum lines
warn about improperly formatted checksum lines
display this help and exit
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 space, a character indicating input mode (_zsingle_quotesz_*_zsingle_quotesz_ for binary, _zsingle_quotesz_ _zsingle_quotesz_ for text or where binary is insignificant), and name for each FILE.
Do not use the MD5 algorithm for security related purposes. Instead, use an SHA−2 algorithm, implemented in the programs sha224sum(1), sha256sum(1), sha384sum(1), sha512sum(1), or the BLAKE2 algorithm, implemented in b2sum(1)
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Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/md5sum>
or available locally via: info _zsingle_quotesz_(coreutils) md5sum invocation_zsingle_quotesz_
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