Golang MD5 Hash

Learn how to generate an MD5 hash in Golang with a step-by-step guide and code snippet.

package main

import (

func main() {
h := md5.New()
io.WriteString(h, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog")
fmt.Printf("%x", h.Sum(nil))

This Golang code snippet demonstrates how to create an MD5 hash of a string. This is useful for many applications, like verifying data integrity or storing passwords.

The 'crypto/md5' package is imported which provides the algorithm for MD5 hash generation. The 'io' package is used for the WriteString function and the 'fmt' for printing the hash.

First, the MD5 hash generator is initialized with 'md5.New()'. Then, the string to be hashed ('The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog') is written to the hash generator with 'io.WriteString'.

Finally, the generated hash is converted to hexadecimal format and printed using 'fmt.Printf'. The '%x' format verb is used to convert the byte slice returned by 'h.Sum(nil)' to a hexadecimal string.