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MD5SUM(1)								FSF								 MD5SUM(1)

NAME
md5sum - compute and check MD5 message digest
SYNOPSIS
md5sum [OPTION] [FILE]... md5sum [OPTION] --check [FILE]
DESCRIPTION
Print or check MD5 (128-bit) 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 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 and Scott Miller.
REPORTING BUGS
Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2002 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 PARTICU- LAR 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. md5sum (coreutils) 4.5.3 February 2003 MD5SUM(1)