md5sum utility

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May 8th, 2008
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I was reading the CM 6.1.2 Release notes and there is a step below-

Step 3 Use an md5sum utility to verify that the MD5 sum of the final file is correct.

Does anyone have a suggestion on a particular utility that they have used.

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jarmitage Thu, 05/08/2008 - 09:12
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Hi Shane,

If you're using linux, you probably have md5sum already. Go to your command line and type either "which md5sum" or "man md5sum".

On windows, the popular choice is "md5sum.exe"

The .exe:

Usage example, linux & windows:

Usage example, windows only:

Hope that helps!


Rob Huffman Thu, 05/08/2008 - 09:23
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Hi Shane,

These 2 are suggested by Cisco in another platform area;

Tip To obtain a GNU utility called md5sum, which you can use to check the MD5 hash value of any file, go to

Alternatively, see

Both of these seem to work very well :)

Hope this helps!



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