Using the MD5 check sum

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Mon Mar 7 02:44:02 UTC 2005

Brad D writes:

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> I would like a quick explanation on how to use the md5sum program to check 
> the ISO downloads with. 
> The intructions on the redhat site state, "After downloading the ISO 
> images, check the MD5 checksums for the ISO images to ensure that your 
> download was successful. Do this by running the md5sum program from a 
> shell prompt against your ISO images and comparing the values returned 
> against the ones published by Red Hat." 
> How do I use the "shell prompt" to do this? 

Right click on the desktop, then choose "Open Terminal".

Enter "cd <directory>", where <directory> is the directory where the files 
were downloaded to, then enter "md5sum <filename>" for each downloaded file.

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