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shasum (1)

Name

shasum - Print or Check SHA Checksums

Synopsis

Usage: shasum [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print or check SHA checksums.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

-a, --algorithm   1 (default), 224, 256, 384, 512, 512224, 512256
-b, --binary      read in binary mode
-c, --check       read SHA sums from the FILEs and check them
-t, --text        read in text mode (default)
-U, --UNIVERSAL   read in Universal Newlines mode
produces same digest on Windows/Unix/Mac
-0, --01          read in BITS mode
ASCII '0' interpreted as 0-bit,
ASCII '1' interpreted as 1-bit,
all other characters ignored
-p, --portable    read in portable mode (to be deprecated)

The following two options are useful only when verifying checksums:
-s, --status      don't output anything, status code shows success
-w, --warn        warn about improperly formatted checksum lines

-h, --help        display this help and exit
-v, --version     output version information and exit

When verifying SHA-512/224 or SHA-512/256 checksums, indicate the
algorithm explicitly using the -a option, e.g.

shasum -a 512224 -c checksumfile

The sums are computed as described in FIPS PUB 180-4.  When checking,
the input should be a former output of this program.  The default
mode is to print a line with checksum, a character indicating type
(`*' for binary, ` ' for text, `U' for UNIVERSAL, `^' for BITS, `?'
for portable), and name for each FILE.

Report shasum bugs to mshelor@cpan.org

Description

Perl Programmers Reference Guide                                     SHASUM(1)



NAME
       shasum - Print or Check SHA Checksums

SYNOPSIS
        Usage: shasum [OPTION]... [FILE]...
        Print or check SHA checksums.
        With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

          -a, --algorithm   1 (default), 224, 256, 384, 512, 512224, 512256
          -b, --binary      read in binary mode
          -c, --check       read SHA sums from the FILEs and check them
          -t, --text        read in text mode (default)
          -U, --UNIVERSAL   read in Universal Newlines mode
                                produces same digest on Windows/Unix/Mac
          -0, --01          read in BITS mode
                                ASCII '0' interpreted as 0-bit,
                                ASCII '1' interpreted as 1-bit,
                                all other characters ignored
          -p, --portable    read in portable mode (to be deprecated)

        The following two options are useful only when verifying checksums:
          -s, --status      don't output anything, status code shows success
          -w, --warn        warn about improperly formatted checksum lines

          -h, --help        display this help and exit
          -v, --version     output version information and exit

        When verifying SHA-512/224 or SHA-512/256 checksums, indicate the
        algorithm explicitly using the -a option, e.g.

          shasum -a 512224 -c checksumfile

        The sums are computed as described in FIPS PUB 180-4.  When checking,
        the input should be a former output of this program.  The default
        mode is to print a line with checksum, a character indicating type
        (`*' for binary, ` ' for text, `U' for UNIVERSAL, `^' for BITS, `?'
        for portable), and name for each FILE.

        Report shasum bugs to mshelor@cpan.org

DESCRIPTION
       Running shasum is often the quickest way to compute SHA message
       digests.  The user simply feeds data to the script through files or
       standard input, and then collects the results from standard output.

       The following command shows how to compute digests for typical inputs
       such as the NIST test vector "abc":

               perl -e "print qq(abc)" | shasum

       Or, if you want to use SHA-256 instead of the default SHA-1, simply
       say:

               perl -e "print qq(abc)" | shasum -a 256

       Since shasum mimics the behavior of the combined GNU sha1sum,
       sha224sum, sha256sum, sha384sum, and sha512sum programs, you can
       install this script as a convenient drop-in replacement.

       Unlike the GNU programs, shasum encompasses the full SHA standard by
       allowing partial-byte inputs.  This is accomplished through the BITS
       option (-0).  The following example computes the SHA-224 digest of the
       7-bit message 0001100:

               perl -e "print qq(0001100)" | shasum -0 -a 224

AUTHOR
       Copyright (c) 2003-2016 Mark Shelor <mshelor@cpan.org>.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | runtime/perl-526      |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       shasum is implemented using the Perl module Digest::SHA or
       Digest::SHA::PurePerl.



NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from
       http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/perl-5.26.2.tar.bz2

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.perl.org/.



perl v5.26.2                      2018-08-10                         SHASUM(1)