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Old August 11th, 2010, 08:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by doogald View Post
Things are a bit easier from a Mac, since there is no utility that you need ro find or download. To check from the terminal on a mac:

- [optional] change directory to the location of the file for which you would like to check. For example, cd ~/Downloads

- use the openssl command to check, using the following syntax: openssl md5 pathtofile

For example, openssl md5 gscript.zip
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Thank you for that. I will include this in the OP. I plan on re-writing the first post to make it a little cleaner and incorporate this info and comments from erisuser1 about these checksum's value and meaningful use. Also, was it you that told me about (Windows) fciv (File Checksum Integrity Verifier)? I've got to go back and lookup this tool and include it too since it will also display SHA1 sums.

edit: yep, went back and did a quick search and you are (still) the man! thanks, info. and credit to you forthcoming in the top post.
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Last edited by scary alien; August 11th, 2010 at 08:39 PM. Reason: fciv info.
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