Many BSD-based Unixlike distributions have a program called md5
installed already; for others, either sum or md5sum should do a
comparable job (refer to the fine manpages in each case). There's alsoa
utility I've used called md5deep (that I like slightly better- it's
open-source and has the ability to go through directories recursively.
Either way, they should be pretty trivial to call from a script. If
you're looking for a Perl module, there's Digest::MD5, too.
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