sha2 utilities: Print or check SHA-2 digests
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
Sat Jun 10 13:15:33 CEST 2006
David Shaw wrote:
> --print-mds [files]
> Print message digest of algorithm ALGO for all given files or
> stdin. With the second form (or a deprecated "*" as algo)
> digests for all available algorithms are printed.
Why is * deprecated anyway? Seems usefull to me if you don't know the hash
used and want to check quick. The chance of a file being hashed with hash 1
being tampered with so that it produces the same hash in hash algo B seems
pretty small to me.
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