How do I check the MD5 checksum of a file?

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How do I check the MD5 checksum of a file?

Post by jon80 » 2011/07/17 09:40:58

I'm downloading JDK 1.7 (http://jdk7.java.net/download.html), and, since it publishes the MD5 checksum I would like to check it when the file is downloaded, how do I go about it?

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How do I check the MD5 checksum of a file?

Post by scottro » 2011/07/17 11:44:43

md5sum file


Note that this is one where you should really have googled the answer.

Although, in fairness, sometimes googling the simple stuff can be the most annoying. However, in this case, using the term, finding md5 of file, while the first few hits are for Windows, the 6th one led to an Ubuntu page that explains the command.

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