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Quickly generate an MD5 hash for a text string using OpenSSL

Terminal - Quickly generate an MD5 hash for a text string using OpenSSL
27e70f93f6059e5e08ed04a0a05c17ca
2010-08-19 16:41:03
User: shoshwet
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Quickly generate an MD5 hash for a text string using OpenSSL

Alternatives

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Terminal - Alternatives
echo -n 'text to be encrypted' | openssl md5
2009-03-18 00:11:46
User: Zenexer
Functions: echo
17

Thanks to OpenSSL, you can quickly and easily generate MD5 hashes for your passwords.

Alternative (thanks to linuxrawkstar and atoponce):

echo -n 'text to be encrypted' | md5sum -

Note that the above method does not utlise OpenSSL.

md5sum<<<'text to be encrypted'
2012-02-14 19:57:52
User: waldvogel
Functions: md5sum
1

Here Strings / A variant of here documents, the format is:

(from bash manpage)

echo -n 'the_password' | md5sum -

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How does "27e70f93f6059e5e08ed04a0a05c17ca" generate an MD5 hash from a text string using OpenSSL?

Comment by atoponce 226 weeks and 4 days ago

3f0c2cd60140dbf904add5ec28de3053

Comment by SuperFly 226 weeks and 4 days ago

In my box it generates an error...

Comment by MarxBro 96 weeks and 3 days ago

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