How to check the MD5 Checksum of a file


  1. In order to take the pain of comparing the key “manually”, wouldn’t it be easier to just use the following command, which pipes (“|”) the output of the 1st invocation of md5sum as input (“-“) to a 2nd invocation with the check option (“-c”):

    linux-4518:~ # md5sum putty.exe | md5sum -c –
    putty.exe: OK

    Hope this helps.

  2. Is there a GUI based gnome tool where i can input the md5 or sha1 file and downloaded file and check the downloaded file
    I am am not comfortable with command based tools

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