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sniper8752 04-16-2013 09:38 AM

using GNU Core Utilities to retreive md5sum
 
I am trying to use the md5sum tool. I go to the directory where the file is located, and run the md5sum in the terminal on Windows. I typed in "md5sum" then the file name, but then it returns, saying that the md5sum command is not recognized. How do I run a md5sum on a file?

konsolebox 04-16-2013 09:48 AM

You could download the tool I guess: http://www.etree.org/md5com.html

sniper8752 04-16-2013 02:27 PM

sorry - i downloaded this: http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/. why do you recommend this tool over the one I am currently using?

konsolebox 04-16-2013 08:18 PM

@sniper8752 Perhaps it depends on the libraries (dlls) it depends upon. I'm not sure about coreutils, but the one from the site I referred to is certainly independent. And I've been using that for times already. And it's just 48kb :) Now I strongly doubt that there's any malicious code embedded in that even though it could have been compressed.

Tinkster 04-17-2013 09:21 PM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in <GENERAL> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.


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