sha2 utilities: Print or check SHA-2 digests

Johan Wevers johanw at
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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