md5sum − compute and check MD5 message digest
md5sum [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print or check MD5 (128−bit) checksums.
With no FILE,
or when FILE is −, read standard input.
read in binary mode
read MD5 sums from the FILEs and check them
create a BSD−style checksum
read in text mode (default)
following five options are useful only when verifying
don’t fail or report status for missing files
don’t print OK for each successfully verified file
don’t output anything, status code shows success
exit non−zero for improperly formatted checksum lines
warn about improperly formatted checksum lines
display this help and exit
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 space, a character indicating input mode (’*’ for binary, ’ ’ for text or where binary is insignificant), and name for each FILE.
Do not use the MD5 algorithm for security related purposes. Instead, use an SHA−2 algorithm, implemented in the programs sha224sum(1), sha256sum(1), sha384sum(1), sha512sum(1), or the BLAKE2 algorithm, implemented in b2sum(1)
Written by Ulrich Drepper, Scott Miller, and David Madore.
© 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+:
GNU GPL version 3 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) md5sum invocation'