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A GTK+ utility for computing message digests or checksums
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GtkHash is a desktop utility for computing message digests or checksums. Most well-known hash functions are supported, including MD5, SHA1, SHA2 and SHA3.

It's designed to be an easy to use, graphical alternative to command-line programs such as md5sum.

Some interesting features:

  • Keyed hashing (HMAC)
  • Parallel hash calculation on multi-core CPUs
  • Remote file access using GIO/GVfs
  • Small and fast, written in C.

GtkHash is primarily developed for Linux or BSD desktops. Support for other operating systems is untested, but patches are welcome.

Required Dependencies

  • GTK+ 3 or 2
  • GLib

Optional Dependencies

These libraries can be used to provide extra hash functions:

  • libcrypto (OpenSSL)
  • Libgcrypt
  • mbed TLS
  • mhash
  • Nettle
  • NSS
  • PolarSSL
  • zlib

See ./configure --help for options.

File Manager Extensions

GtkHash also includes extensions for the following file managers:

  • Caja (MATE)
  • Nautilus (GNOME)
  • Nemo (Cinnamon)
  • Thunar (Xfce)


GtkHash is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.


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