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Calculate message digests of files or standard input

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Calculate a cryptohash on a file or standard input.

Usage:

digest algorithm [file] …

The digest utility calculates message digests of files or, if no file is specified, standard input. The set of supported digests depends on the current Python interpreter and the version of OpenSSL present on the system. However, at a minimum, digest supports the following algorithms:

Argument Algorithm
md5 The MD5 algorithm
sha1 The SHA-1 algorithm
sha224 The SHA-224 algorithm
sha256 The SHA-256 algorithm
sha384 The SHA-384 algorithm
sha512 The SHA-512 algorithm

This program is modeled on the digest program found in BSD Un*x systems and written by Alistair G. Crooks. This Python version is an independently implemented program based on the manual page and output from the BSD digest program.

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