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Calculate the md5 hash of a string
String Functions
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md5

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

md5Calculate the md5 hash of a string

Description

string md5 ( string $str [, bool $raw_output = false ] )

Calculates the MD5 hash of str using the » RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm, and returns that hash.

Parameters

str

The string.

raw_output

If the optional raw_output is set to TRUE, then the md5 digest is instead returned in raw binary format with a length of 16.

Return Values

Returns the hash as a 32-character hexadecimal number.

Changelog

Version Description
5.0.0 The raw_output parameter was added.

Examples

Example #1 A md5() example

<?php
$str 
'apple';

if (
md5($str) === '1f3870be274f6c49b3e31a0c6728957f') {
    echo 
"Would you like a green or red apple?";
}
?>

Notes

Note: Secure password hashing

It is not recommended to use this function to secure passwords, due to the fast nature of this hashing algorithm. See here for details.

See Also


String Functions
PHP Manual