Checksum openssl


I know, that you all know, how to use the checksum or hashes to check the integrity of your important files.

This is something you had already learned in your RHCE Training or RHCSS Training (specially RH333).

You all have used the openssl command or md5sum or cksum to generate the hash and check whether the data integrity is lost or not.

But sometimes reading the checksum can be a real pain for the eyes. So here is a very small feature with openssl that makes your eyes smile and making your job of reading checksum easy.

Just try using -c option while generating the checksum. It will separate the checksum with : so making it easy to read.

Here is a small illustration and comparison from my machine.

checksum in linux

checksum in linux