Generate MD5 of string and output only the hash checksum

echo -n "String to MD5" | md5sum | cut -f1 -d' '
Nothing special about hashing here, only the use of cut, I think, could result at fewer keystrokes.
Sample Output

By: xakon
2011-03-05 03:53:09

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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
costas10 · 566 weeks and 2 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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