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yeehi
April 19th, 2009, 12:57 PM
Is there a program that will let me check the md5sum of a file easily?

Anthon
April 19th, 2009, 01:08 PM
on the commandline:
md5sum filename

thunk77
April 19th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Untar file and place it in your home folder, under .gnome2/nautilus-scripts. Then right click on the file you want to check and choose it from the menu "Scripts" that will appear.

yeehi
April 19th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Thank you very much! :)

That will be just what I want, when I get it working. :confused:

At the moment, whatever file I check, I receive the following:


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No MD5-Sum for /home/...

It is Ubuntu 64 alternate, I am running.
btw, what is the md5sum for this file? :)

zzHanks
April 19th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Here are the sums for 8.10: http://mirror.anl.gov/pub/ubuntu-iso/CDs/8.10/MD5SUMS (just change 8.10 in the URL to the release you have, if you have to).

thunk77
April 19th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Thank you very much! :)

That will be just what I want, when I get it working. :confused:

At the moment, whatever file I check, I receive the following:



It is Ubuntu 64 alternate, I am running.
btw, what is the md5sum for this file? :)


hm, you know you have to have the .md5 file along with the .iso in order to have it checked against, right?

yeehi
April 19th, 2009, 02:29 PM
I dont know the .md5 and .iso files.

I do know that if I navigate to the folder and do
md5sum filename I get an md5sum reading.

Where do I get those other files?

thunk77
April 19th, 2009, 02:49 PM
The point for checking an md5 sum (as far as I'm concerned) is to verify that the file is not corrupted. Usually this is a concern when you're downloading files (especially large ones like for example .iso's) and you want to verify their signature so that they are safe to run.

For example when you download the latest version of ubuntu and want to burn it to a cd in order to install it to your machine and you want to be sure that the file is downloaded properly and it is not corrupted, you run an md5 check AGAINST the original md5 sum that the source (ubuntu site) provides.

So you just want to look at the md5 sums for what?

yeehi
April 19th, 2009, 02:59 PM
I want to make sure that the files I receive on my computer are exactly the same as the files that are published.

The script isnīt working properly on my computer, it isnt yielding md5sums, so I would like to check whether the file I received has been downloaded properly.