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Command-line File Verify - versatile file checksum creator and verifier

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cfv – Command-line File Verify

cfv is a utility to test and create a wide range of checksum verification files. It currently supports testing and creating sfv, sfvmd5, csv, csv2, csv4, md5, bsdmd5, sha1, sha224, sha256, sha384, sha512, torrent and crc files. Test-only support is available for par, par2.

cfv was originally written by Matthew Mueller (original project home). This is a friendly fork of cfv maintained by David Gnedt.

Build Status Supported Python versions License Latest PyPI version Number of PyPI downloads


Python ≥ 2.7 – older versions might work, but are unsupported. Python 3 is not supported yet, see issue #8.



You can get the latest releases via the Python Package Index (PyPI) or from the Github releases page. Other distribution ways are work-in-progress, see issue #4.

From PyPI

If you have a working Python installation with pip, you can follow these installation steps:

  1. pip install cfv
  2. read man page man cfv or read usage cfv -h and have fun ☺️

From Source

Download a snapshot from the Github releases page or checkout the development version via Git.

  1. python install
  2. read man page man cfv or read usage cfv -h and have fun ☺️
  3. optional: run tests to verify correct operation: cd test; ./


Contributions are welcome, just open a pull request ☺️


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. See the file COPYING for more information.

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