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I‘m using cloud files from Rackspace that provides online storage and CDN for javascript, css, images and video files. However, I found that their online upload is not designed for bulk upload. How do I upload files to Rackspace cloud files storage using standard Linux or Unix ftp client in recursive mode?


I need to generate a md5 hash for given string. It will be used by shell script to generate keys for remote web service or cryptographic application. How do I generate a md5 hash based on any input string under Linux or Unix like operating systems?