[Techtalk] MD5Sum

Hamster hamster at hamsternet.org
Fri Oct 31 15:15:38 EST 2003

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 23:42:46 +1100
Noir <acknak_halflife at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Well, I did "md5sum file_name> md5sum" which calculates the value but if 
> fails when I check (--check) the same file.

This is what works for me:

I have a file called test.html.

So I generate its md5 sum by:

md5sum test.html > test.html.md5sum

If I then want to check the integrity of test.html, I do the following

md5sum -c test.html.md5sum

You run the -c on the md5sum file. It know which file to check because its
listed in that md5sum file.

Does that answer your question?


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