I need to get the md5 sum of a file on AIX, but the
md5sum program prints the sum followed by the name of the file.
How can I get the sum without the file name.
Which has the benefit of having no quotes or characters needing to be escaped, in case you need to embed that command someplace which might have multiple string interpreters acting on it.
Another way is to do :
Cut will split line to each space and return only first field.