How to determine a package checksum
can we please kick the installer-bloated MS thingy and either refer to
- http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ which are drop-in Win32 ports of many GNU utils such as md5sum mentioned in the Unix section.
- the HashTab shell extension which displays MD5, SHA1 and CRC-32 file hashes at once and is more convenient for "windozers" :) http://beeblebrox.org/hashtab/
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 http://beeblebrox.org/hashtab/
- cmd.exe-savvy users may download the free (as in freedom) Win32 ports of GNU utilities from http://unxutils.sourceforge.net. 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)