The “md5sum” command

The md5sum command performs a raw byte analysis to display the MD5 digest for one or more files.

The “ <FILE>” variable should include the complete path and filename for the target file. This command doesn't provide a hash digest for symlink directories.

Command format:
md5sum <OPTION> <FILE>...
This md5sum example targets a single file.
[123456]$ md5sum videos/movie.mp4

Available options

This command performs a raw byte analysis and offers the “<OPTION>” parameters listed here:

Option Description
-r Execute the command recursively.
-h, --help Display help information for this command.
Note: If you run this command after The “az2z” Command, its hash will differ from that of your local version.