Checking Download Integrity

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by doubledee, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. doubledee macrumors 6502

    doubledee

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    Arizona
    #1
    What are the different ways to check the integrity of a download (e.g. OpenOffice)?

    I thought there was just SHA-1, but for OpenOffice I don't see that choice.

    All I see is...

    I clicked on SHA256, but I get this weird pop-up...

    Just trying to make sure what I install is legit...

    Sincerely,


    Debbie
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

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    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #2
    Find the MD5 hash for the file on the OpenOffice web site. Then DL the file to your Downloads folder. Then type the command below (with the real file name) into Terminal and you will see an MD5 hash output. Compare the hash from Terminal to the hash you got from the web site to make sure they match.

    Code:
    md5 ~/Downloads/name_of_file.dmg
     

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