What do I use to validate a file againt it's MD5 checksum?

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  1. edesignuk
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    OK, so I have a file, and I also have it's MD5 checksum, now I don't really know the first thing about what an MD5 checksum is, but I presume it's a way to validate if the file is complete/intact.
    How do I check a file against it's MD5 checksum?

    Thanks!
     
  2. caveman_uk
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    Use

    md5 <filename>

    in the terminal. It will give the checksum of the file. You check the one it calculated against the one you've been given with the file.
     
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    <feels like an idiot> Thanks! So simple! </feels like an idiot>
     

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