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Generate MD5 hash for a string

Terminal - Generate MD5 hash for a string
md5sum <<<"test"
2010-11-24 12:04:41
User: unefunge
Functions: md5sum
10
Generate MD5 hash for a string

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
echo -n "string" | md5sum -
2009-03-10 21:01:36
User: cryptema
Functions: echo md5sum
0

A useful way to generate the MD5 hash for a string by command line

printf "$string" | md5sum

Know a better way?

If you can do better, submit your command here.

What others think

Just remember the here string will add a line feed and change your digest.

Comment by putnamhill 315 weeks ago

What does "

Comment by qiaomuf 314 weeks and 1 day ago

what does what?

Comment by unefunge 314 weeks ago

what does "

is it just < and

Comment by capncanuck 310 weeks and 1 day ago

...

what does "<<<" mean?

is it just < and << together?

Comment by capncanuck 310 weeks and 1 day ago

ok for future reference: if you want to type '<' type &lt;

Comment by capncanuck 310 weeks and 1 day ago

I think I got it figured out:

cmd &lt;&lt;&lt; $string

is analogous to

echo $string | cmd
Comment by capncanuck 310 weeks and 1 day ago

The first one didn't work, but the second was successful, didn't understand why, because it seems to be valid.

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