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How to Verify Checksum

  • Problem
  • Solution
  • Examples

Navigate to directory where file is located

Windows Use Command Prompt or Powershell

certUtil -hashfile <FILENAME> <ALGORITHM>

Example

certUtil -hashfile kali-linux-2019.2-vmware-i386.7z SHA256

Output

SHA256 hash of kali-linux-2019.2-vmware-i386.7z:
c7f52865f5d0554ad1bc990684a0751eb46d1b8ab552d7c942d71e4fe20b7e67

Linux Use terminal

<ALGORITHM> <FILENAME>

Example

sha256sum kali-linux-2019.2-vmware-i386.7z

Output

c7f52865f5d0554ad1bc990684a0751eb46d1b8ab552d7c942d71e4fe20b7e67  kali-linux-2019.2-vmware-i386.7z