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How to get SHA checksum values for files on macOS

Published 2022-04-02

Often times you may find it necessary to confirm the integrity of a file that you downloaded. This helps confirm that the file hasn't been tampered with or corrupted during transmission. There are a number of different checksums you may use, the most common include: MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, and SHA-512.

SHA-1

shasum filename

SHA-256

shasum -a 256 filename

SHA-512

shasum -a 512 filename

MD5

md5 filename