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Old 11-17-2004, 08:35 PM   #1
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How to use md5


How do I use md5 to check a downloaded file?
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
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$ md5sum <filename>


Compare the output to the hash provided by the site you are downloading from.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 08:53 PM   #3
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thanks!
 
Old 11-17-2004, 09:12 PM   #4
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sorry, do I do it on the .tar.gz/tar.bz2 file or one after I unzip it?
 
Old 11-17-2004, 10:01 PM   #5
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Do it on the *.tar.gz file. That will give you the checksum of the download. Then, compare it to the checksum listed in the site. If they match, the download was good. If they don't, redownload it.
 
  


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