MD5SUMSection: Debian GNU/Linux (1)
Updated: 29th November 1995
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NAMEmd5sum - generates or checks MD5 message digests
SYNOPSISmd5sum [-bv] [-c [file]] | [file...]
DESCRIPTIONmd5sum generates or checks MD5 checksums. The algorithm to generate the checksum is reasonably fast and strong enough for most cases. Exact specification of the algorithm is in RFC 1321.
Normally md5sum generates checksums of all files given to it as a parameter and prints the checksums followed by the filenames. If, however, -c is specified, only one filename parameter is allowed. This file should contain checksums and filenames to which these checksums refer to, and the files listed in that file are checked against the checksums listed there. See option -c for more information.
BUGSThe related MD4 message digest algorithm was broken in October 1995. MD5 isn't looking as secure as it used to.
This manpage is not quite accurate and has formatting inconsistent with other manpages.
md5sum does not accept standard options like --help.
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Time: 18:30:58 GMT, December 08, 2021