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Windows Checksum

It’s often not easy to find a command line tool to generate checksums on Windows since well… it’s not Linux. Yeah, I know. Until now.

Introducing Checksum.exe, a simple command line tool made in Microsoft .NET. And it’s free too!

Download it today!
SHA1: 67320B672877A0FF771198EBBA5A2F0B687E6C28
SHA2: 3765EB9B53E7BCE25DF94D37704AF879763E460474E6CA116BA5614FAD78908A

How do I use it? Well, it’s really simple…

checksum.exe [mode] [filename] [filename only, optional|true or false]

How would this work?

If you execute the following…

checksum.exe sha256 checksum.exe

It would output this…

f91509f0ef2841c87fa8c9eac3d5d3b979f6890a2f63f35b34617bb72a48587f checksum.exe

If you execute the following…

checksum.exe sha256 checksum.exe false

It would output this…

f91509f0ef2841c87fa8c9eac3d5d3b979f6890a2f63f35b34617bb72a48587f folder name\checksum.exe

As for the different modes that the tool accepts, they are as follows…
md5, sha1/sha160, sha256, sha384, sha512, and ripemd160

Note, for Windows XP users only md5 and sha1/sha160 modes are available to you.