sha1sum man page

sha1sum — compute and check SHA1 message digest

TL;DR

sha1sum {{filename1}}

sha1sum {{filename1}} {{filename2}}

sha1sum -c {{filename.sha1}}

Synopsis

sha1sum [OPTION]... [FILE]...

Description

Print or check SHA1 (160-bit) checksums.

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

-b, --binary

read in binary mode

-c, --check

read SHA1 sums from the FILEs and check them

--tag

create a BSD-style checksum

-t, --text

read in text mode (default)

Note: There is no difference between binary and text mode option on GNU system.

The following five options are useful only when verifying checksums

--ignore-missing

don't fail or report status for missing files

--quiet

don't print OK for each successfully verified file

--status

don't output anything, status code shows success

--strict

exit non-zero for improperly formatted checksum lines

-w, --warn

warn about improperly formatted checksum lines

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

The sums are computed as described in FIPS-180-1.  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.

Bugs

Do not use the SHA-1 algorithm for security related purposes. Instead, use an SHA-2 algorithm, implemented in the programs sha224sum(1), sha256sum(1), sha384sum(1), sha512sum(1), or the BLAKE2 algorithm, implemented in b2sum(1)

Author

Written by Ulrich Drepper, Scott Miller, and David Madore.

Reporting Bugs

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report sha1sum translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

See Also

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/sha1sum>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) sha1sum invocation'

Referenced By

cfv(1), cksfv(1), debsign(1), monit(1), perl5140delta(1), rdfind(1).

March 2017 GNU coreutils 8.27 User Commands