Generate MD5 hash for a string

md5sum <<<"test"

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By: unefunge
2010-11-24 12:04:41

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Just remember the here string will add a line feed and change your digest.
putnamhill · 456 weeks and 1 day ago
What does "
qiaomuf · 455 weeks and 1 day ago
what does what?
unefunge · 455 weeks and 1 day ago
what does " is it just < and
capncanuck · 451 weeks and 1 day ago
... what does "<<<" mean? is it just < and << together?
capncanuck · 451 weeks and 1 day ago
ok for future reference: if you want to type '<' type &lt;
capncanuck · 451 weeks and 1 day ago
I think I got it figured out: cmd &lt;&lt;&lt; $string is analogous to echo $string | cmd
capncanuck · 451 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.
unixmonkey19104 · 440 weeks and 6 days ago
FreeBSD version that computes also the trailing newline: openssl md5 FreeBSD version that excludes the trailing newline: echo -n "test" | openssl md5 printf "test" | openssl md5
brunobiondo · 37 weeks and 2 days ago
FreeBSD version that computes also the trailing newline: openssl md5 <<<"test" FreeBSD version that excludes the trailing newline: echo -n "test" | openssl md5 or printf "test" | openssl md5
brunobiondo · 37 weeks and 2 days ago
P.S.: the 1st version (here string) doesn't work in /bin/sh
brunobiondo · 37 weeks and 2 days ago

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