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Is there an extension or script to calculate a file's md5 hash using the right click of the mouse in Ubuntu ?

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@xain: do you mean you want a new entry on the context menu (right click menu) to calculate the hash, or do you want the calculation to run automatically when a file is right clicked? can we presume you're in Nautilus (Ubuntu's default Gnome file manager)? – quack quixote May 4 '10 at 2:49
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Here's a simple Nautilus script:


  md5sum "$i"
done | zenity --text-info --title="md5sums" --width=800 --height=40

Save it in $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts/ (create that directory if it doesn't exist) and make in executable. If you right click on a file you should find it in the "Scripts" submenu.

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Flawless .. thanks – xain May 4 '10 at 11:44
Doesn't work for me on Fedora 19, Gnome 3.8.4, Nautilus 3.8.2. I tried the same file on .gnome and .gnome3. – That Brazilian Guy Jan 7 '14 at 14:05

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