Get MD5 Checksum on macOS

JANUARY 18, 2022

Here's a simple way to check the MD5 checksum of a file in order to verify the origin of a file.

Open the Terminal app.

Type the following and hit Enter.

md5 /path/to/file
# MD5 (/path/to/file) = 64e7749cc4a60ec3d80707d0d69f5c1c

Note that you can also type md5 and then drag a file to the Terminal windows. Then hit Enter to run the command.