Re: sha256 checksums
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- Subject: Re: sha256 checksums
- From: "Thomas Schmitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:56:34 +0100
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> This may come as a shock to you but files without file extensions are not
> very useful. What am I supposed to open them with? Powerpoint? Daemon Tools?
The checksum files like
are plain text files encoded in ASCII.
You may open them online with your web browser or offline by a text editor.
If you want to give them extensions, i'd propose .txt. But i am living in
MS-free environment since 30 years. So you might want to ask some experts
for MS-Windows for advice.
The signature files of the checksum files, like
are to be used by program "gpg".
gpg --keyserver keyring.debian.org --verify SHA512SUMS.sign SHA512SUMS
(How to do this on MS-Windows is beyond my knowledge.)
Have a nice day :)