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Old 04-19-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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md5sum


Hi, why does md5sum return a dash at the end:
Code:
$ md5sum
string290350295 - 
How can I remove this using the md5sum tags?
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:09 PM   #2
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the - is to indicate that the sum was from standard input as opposed to a file


md5sum | awk '{ print $1 }'
 
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:22 PM   #3
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Code:
dir1$ md5sum | cut -d ' ' -f 1
string
b80fa55b1234f1935cea559d9efbc39a
dir1$ md5sum <<< 'string' | cut -d ' ' -f 1
b80fa55b1234f1935cea559d9efbc39a
dir1$

http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutil...cut-invocation
 
  


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