MD5SUM

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

NAME

md5sum − compute and check MD5 message digest

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

Print or check MD5 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 MD5 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.

REPORTING BUGS

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

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 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 md5sum

should give you access to the complete manual.