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Generate MD5 of string and output only the hash checksum

Terminal - Generate MD5 of string and output only the hash checksum
echo -n "String to MD5" | md5sum | cut -f1 -d' '
2011-03-05 03:53:09
User: xakon
Functions: cut echo md5sum
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Generate MD5 of string and output only the hash checksum

Nothing special about hashing here, only the use of cut, I think, could result at fewer keystrokes.

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
echo -n "String to MD5" | md5sum | cut -b-32
echo -n "String to get MD5" | md5sum | sed "s/ -//"
echo -n "String to MD5" | md5sum | awk '{print $1}'

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What others think

Great work here, I just managed to also adapt it fro sha1 with only one of the above commands the one at the very top. I simply replaced the md5sum with sha1sum. I did not try the bottom two. The second cut it short by 8 digits.

Also Google chrome is an excellent source (and I presume secure) through a plugin (they call it extension) and the name is hashr

Thank you all

Costas

Comment by costas10 176 weeks and 5 days ago

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