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Simple file hash digests and file integrity checks

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hsh is a cross-platform command line application that generates file hash digests and performs file integrity checks via file hash digest comparisons. It supports the following hash algorithms:

  • MD5

  • SHA1

  • SHA224

  • SHA256

  • SHA384

  • SHA512


Install with pip using the command:

$ pip install hsh

or download the source repository, unpack it, and navigate to the top level of the repository. Then enter:

$ python install


You can upgrade your hsh version with the command:

$ pip install --upgrade hsh

Examples of hsh File Hash Digest Features

Default SHA256 File Hash Digests

$ hsh somefile.txt
SHA256 (somefile.txt) :

Change the File Hash Digest Algorithm with a Command

$ hsh sha1 somefile.txt
SHA1 (somefile.txt) :

Examples of hsh File Integrity Check Features

Default SHA256 Digest File to File Comparisons

$ hsh firstfile.txt secondfile.txt

SHA256 (firstfile.txt) :
SHA256 (secondfile.txt) :

The hash digests are identical.

Automated File to File Hash Digest Comparisons for Supported Hash Types

$ hsh firstfile.txt 0e1fb609e951c85e01f4048f01f0b51256bb3917

SHA1 (firstfile.txt) :
SHA1 (test) :

The hash digests are identical.

File Hash Digest to File Hash Digest Comparisons

$ hsh da24f4932321286ac849f9145707f0e8 da24f4932321286ac849f9145707f0e9


The hash digests are NOT identical.

A diff string is displayed below the hash digests when they differ as shown in the example above.


Command line syntax and available commands & options are available in the documentation or by entering the command:

$ hsh --help


MIT License

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