how to verify sha256 checksum?

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02 Jan, 2017 03:02 PM

This comment was split from the discussion: Will not work on macOSX Sierra

Not sure how to verify a "SHA256" checksum.. Can anyone help?

I understood how to verify the SHA1 checksum for the previous "GPG Suite 2016.10" file, by following the instructions on the GPGTools Support site at:
I just used the "shasum" command on Terminal and compared the SHA1 checksums. But how do I do this with a "SHA256" checksum?

Thank you very much for any help!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 02 Jan, 2017 03:03 PM

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    Hey Aaron,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    The KB how includes a section explaning how to verify sha256 checksums:

    Let me know if that worked.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by foruminformatio... on 05 Jan, 2017 08:27 AM

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    On a mac the command is shasum -a256 file

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 09 Jan, 2017 02:38 PM.

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