How to use GnuPG to generate sha512sum hash?

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Fri Aug 31 10:38:51 CEST 2007

Moses wrote:
> I want hash some strings by using GnuPG, I know GPG have hash
> function, but I can't find how to do it in the manuals or other
> documentations on the official website. What's parameters used by
> GPG for hash?
> Furthermore, I would like use sha-512 hash strings from standard
> input, rather than from files, is it possible? If not, is there any
> other app can do this for me?

Perhaps this:

echo "some string" | gpg --print-md SHA512

is what you're looking for?

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