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in reply to Re: Re: MD5?
in thread How to use MD5?

This sets the password to the hex-encoded MD5 digest of the password (which eventually gets encoded using some variant of crypt before making it into your /etc/passwd). So it would "work", except that instead of typing the actual password at the prompt, you'd need to type in the MD5 hash. I doubt this is what you want.