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Does an MD5 match between a torrent file and an original file from a provider mean the torrent file is safe?

I wanted to download a certain distro of Linux. However it is only using bittorent for download. I'm not to keen on bittorent. If I do use it, however, if the MD5 I download matches the MD5 of the ...
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Is there a tool that automatically downloads and compares md5sums?

What I want but can't find: $ download -url http://download.com/me.zip -md5 http://download.com/me.md5 [================================================================>] 100% md5check .... OK $ ...
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How do I check the checksum of a download and why should I?

My memory isn't great but I think five or six years ago, when I downloaded some package, there was never a checksum line under the download icon on the webpage. And no instructions to "check the ...