Generate Sha1, MD5 hash using echo

echo -n "password"|md5sum|awk '{print $1}'
This is mostly for my own notes but this command will compute a md5 message digest from the command line. You can also replace md5sum with other checksum commands (e.g., sha1sum)
Sample Output
echo -n "password"|md5sum|awk '{print $1}'
5f4dcc3b5aa765d61d8327deb882cf99

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By: windfold
2011-11-08 21:34:50

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Useless Use of Awk - use cut instead
grep · 339 weeks and 6 days ago
md5 output contains only 16 different symbols - pass will not be very strong
bugmenot · 339 weeks and 2 days ago

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