Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2021
sha256sum - compute and check SHA256 message digest
Print or check SHA256 (256-bit) checksums.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
- -b, --binary
read in binary mode
- -c, --check
read SHA256 sums from the FILEs and check them
create a BSD-style checksum
- -t, --text
read in text mode (default)
- -z, --zero
end each output line with NUL, not newline,
and disable file name escaping
The following five options are useful only when verifying checksums:
don't fail or report status for missing files
don't print OK for each successfully verified file
don't output anything, status code shows success
exit non-zero for improperly formatted checksum lines
- -w, --warn
warn about improperly formatted checksum lines
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
The sums are computed as described in FIPS-180-2. When checking, the input
should be a former output of this program. The default mode is to print a
line with checksum, a space, a character indicating input mode ('*' for binary,
' ' for text or where binary is insignificant), and name for each FILE.
Note: There is no difference between binary mode and text mode on GNU systems.
Written by Ulrich Drepper, Scott Miller, and David Madore.
GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/
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Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/sha256sum
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sha2 utilities'