release.exe is a Windows command for generating full / differential release manifests & verifying them
Quick command reference:
release create release-name.txt
creates a full release manifest file.
release verify release-name.txt
verifies a release manifest file.
release diff release-name.txt prior-release-name.txt
creates a differential release (removes unchanged files).
release hash file
diplays a hash for the specified file.
For a walk-through of how to use release.exe, see this blog post: https://davidpallmann.blogspot.com/2018/08/release-management-and-my-release-tool.html