B2SUM(1) User Commands B2SUM(1)

b2sum - compute and check BLAKE2 message digest

b2sum [OPTION]... [FILE]...

Print or check BLAKE2b (512-bit) checksums.

With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

read in binary mode
read checksums from the FILEs and check them
digest length in bits; must not exceed the max for the blake2 algorithm and must be a multiple of 8
create a BSD-style checksum
read in text mode (default)
end each output line with NUL, not newline, and disable file name escaping

don't fail or report status for missing files
don't print OK for each successfully verified file
don't output anything, status code shows success
exit non-zero for improperly formatted checksum lines
warn about improperly formatted checksum lines
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

The sums are computed as described in RFC 7693. When checking, the input should be a former output of this program. The default mode is to print a line with: checksum, a space, a character indicating input mode ('*' for binary, ' ' for text or where binary is insignificant), and name for each FILE.

Note: There is no difference between binary mode and text mode on GNU systems.

Written by Padraig Brady and Samuel Neves.

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cksum(1)

Full documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/b2sum
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) b2sum invocation'

April 2022 GNU coreutils 9.1