Add MD5 quick check

Discussion in 'Parallels Toolbox Feature Suggestions' started by Harvey1, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Harvey1

    Harvey1 Bit Poster

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    Hi,
    Please add md5 check tool,which is very helpful. thanks.
     
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  2. HansE2

    HansE2

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    Hello,
    It would nice to have a simple checksum file checker.
    You drop the file, and the checksum.

    This is how I do this today.
    open Terminal by searching for it in Spotlight or Launchpad, or open it directly in Applications > Utilities.
    Once open, type in "shasum -a " followed by either 1 or 256, depending on whether you want to verify the downloaded file against a SHA-1 or SHA-256 checksum provided by its developer.

    Next, add a space, followed by the full path to the file. (Seen above.)

    For instance, we're going to check the "HandBrake-1.0.7.dmg" file, which is located in the Downloads folder, hence the path will look like this: "/Users/future/Downloads/HandBrake-1.0.7.dmg".

    Alternatively (and much more easily), you can simply drag and drop the file onto Terminal's window to automatically paste the full path to it.
     
  3. Btbtbt

    Btbtbt Bit Poster

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    I would love to see a hash algorithm checker with all the flavors md5, sha, etc etc. Paste the hash, drag and drop the file, and it verifies both.
     
  4. Max S.

    Max S. Bit Poster

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    I think it would be a useful feature when you can just select or drop a file, and the tool will calculate hash sums (MD5, SHA1, SHA256, etc.) and show it with an ability to easily copy calculated hash. :)
     

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