How to determine a package checksum

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can we please kick the installer-bloated MS thingy and either refer to

I'll defer to your experience on that as I don't use Windows any more. --Chris Davenport 13:25, 25 January 2008 (EST)

I got used to Windoze and since I have a nice collection of *nix and shell tools available I belong to the 2nd group I mention below. How's this:

The HashTab shell extension displays various checksums from within Windows™ Explorer® for people who prefer using a human input device. Available for free (as in no-cost) from
cmd.exe-savvy users may download the free (as in freedom) Win32 ports of GNU utilities from Once copied to a convenient folder type md5sum --help for usage instructions.

--CirTap 14:42, 25 January 2008 (EST)

Added (without the sarcasm). --Chris Davenport 15:10, 25 January 2008 (EST)