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Re: md5 file

From: Jie Liang <jie(at)stbernard(dot)com>
To: 'Dan Langille' <dan(at)langille(dot)org>
Cc: 'Bruce Momjian' <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: md5 file
Date: 2002-12-23 22:30:56
Message-ID: E7E213858379814A9AE48CA6754F5ECB1E1963@mail01.stbernard.com (view raw or flat)
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Thanks, I figure out:
on freebsd it's command md5

Jie Liang

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Langille [mailto:dan(at)langille(dot)org]
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2002 1:17 PM
To: Jie Liang
Cc: 'Bruce Momjian'; pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [ADMIN] md5 file


On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, Jie Liang wrote:

> Forgive me this silly question:
> at ftpsite there always a md5 file followed the tarball file(e.g.)
> postgresql-7.3.1.tar.gz
> postgresql-7.3.1.tar.gz.md5
> what is this md5 file for? how to use it?
> I guess it's a cksum, but I am not sure.

It is used to verify that postgresql-7.3.1.tar.gz has been downloaded
without corruption.  How you use postgresql-7.3.1.tar.gz.md5 depends upon
your operating system.  In FreeBSD, the command is "cksum".  The result
should be the sameas that found in postgresql-7.3.1.tar.gz.md5.


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