The md5( function calculates the MD5 hash of a binary or text data item.
This function has one parameter:
data – The data to be hashed.
This function calculates the MD5 hash of a binary or text data item. For example, a MD5 hash can be used provide some assurance that a transferred file has arrived intact. For example, file servers often provide a pre-computed MD5 (known as Md5sum) checksum for the files, so that a user can compare the checksum of the downloaded file to it. Here’s an example showing how the MD5 hash of a file can be calculated:
md5(fileload("~/Library/Application Support/AddressBook/AddressBook-v22.abcddb")) ☞ 27f7121af6bc16f1ff38cb29ac48fc6f
For more information about MD5 in general, see MD5.
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