.MD5.TXT File Extension
Message Digest 5 Hash File
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What is an MD5.TXT file?
An MD5.TXT file is a checksum file used by users of the Tiny Core Linux operating system. Before installing a downloaded .TCZ file, Tiny Core users can use the file's corresponding MD5.TXT file to confirm it has not been altered.
When a Tiny Core user downloads a TCZ file, they can also download a corresponding MD5.TXT file. The two files always use similar filenames. For example, when downloading sstrip.tcz, a user can also download sstrip.tcz.md5.txt.
Like .MD5 files, MD5.TXT files contain a checksum, used to verify their corresponding TCZ file's integrity. Tiny Core users can generate a checksum for their downloaded TCZ file using the md5sum command. If the checksums match, the TCZ file's integrity is intact.
Some MD5.TXT files may contain checksums for other types of files, such as .GZ files. The MD5.TXT file's text should identify the file it is meant to be used with.
Common MD5.TXT Filenames
iso.md5.txt - Found in the root of the Tiny Core operating system.
How to open an MD5.TXT file
You can open an MD5.TXT file in any text editor, such as Vim, gedit, or Geany, to view the checksum and filename it contains.