A CLI tool for easily verifying a downloaded file's checksum.
Wouldn't it be nice if your computer compared the hash for you?
Read the MD5, SHA1 or SHA256 hash from:
- Command line argument
- SHASUMS-style check files (
- Raw hash in a file/STDIN (
- The clipboard (
...or just run
hashgood against the input and receive all three at once.
This program arose from dissatisfaction with the workarounds required for traditional tools.
hashgood targets stable Rust. With a Rust toolchain installed, clone the repository and run:
cargo build --release
Take the compiled executable from
To include support for pasting from the clipboard with
-p, specify the extra feature. Note that on Linux this requires several extra libraries:
libxcb1-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-render0-dev
cargo build --release --features paste
- Be forgiving and deliver what the user wants with a minimum of fuss. They just want to check this hash, damnit.
- Don't let users be tricked - be explicit about checksum types and the sources of those checksums that are being compared.
- As much cross-platform support as is practical.
- Scriptability. This is an interactive tool.
- Support for any unusual scenarios that could compromise smooth operation. (e.g., text mode, uncommon hash types)
- Nominate a default (downloads) directory and auto-select the most recently created file in that directory as input.