Generate MD5 hash for a string

echo -n "string" | md5sum -
A useful way to generate the MD5 hash for a string by command line
Sample Output
:~$ echo -n "string" | md5sum -
b45cffe084dd3d20d928bee85e7b0f21  -

By: cryptema
2009-03-10 21:01:36

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What Others Think

You mean: echo -n "string" | md5sum - Without the trailing dash, you won't be able to read from STDIN.
atoponce · 694 weeks ago
atoponce : what kind of shitty system is that from? If it doesn't assume stdin it's no unix I know
maht · 693 weeks and 6 days ago
maht: it's called POSIX. just because the system can, doesn't mean it should.
atoponce · 693 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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