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  1. #1
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    md5sum output

    Hi folks,

    When running the md5sum function from the terminal the returned output includes the checksum and the filename (or file path and name if called from a script).

    So if I run:

    Code:
    md5sum filename.extension
    I get the following output:

    Code:
    0b82b43abeeec299ba9f56d6e3dc03a0  filename.extension
    Is it possible to suppress the filename (or filepath/name) element of this output so I just get the following?

    Code:
    0b82b43abeeec299ba9f56d6e3dc03a0
    Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. #2
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    Re: md5sum output

    You can split the output using the cut command:
    Code:
    md5sum filename.extension | cut -d" " -f1
    Read the manual page for more information:
    Code:
    man cut

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    Re: md5sum output

    Thanks brainwash. That works perfectly.

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