How would I be able to verify the MD5 for a file that I downloaded on RPi?

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In the terminal type openssl md5 yourfilehere.


openssl output is incompatible with almost everything else and impossible to use to check anything except maybe a single file. the standard way to generate MD5 checksum is to use:

$ md5sum file1 file2 file3 sommorefilez* >files.md5

the result is saved to the file using the output redirect with > sign and you may check the checksums later using:

$ md5sum -c files.md5

and just in case you'd prefer SHA checksums there are sha1sum, sha256sum and so on...

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