Verify Downloads

Last Updated on December 9, 2020 by NewToLinux

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As you have been learning more about Linux, you may have seen sites refer to a way to verify the file you have downloaded is the file you thought you were downloading. I think most users on the Internet tend to download something and install it before making sure it is what we think it is. Just like we click “agree” on the terms of service without reading them. You know you do that.

Anyway, I found a really cool tool to verify files on Windows when you right click on the file and select properties.

Download Hashtab here: http://implbits.com/products/hashtab/

See how it looks after you install it here: http://implbits.com/products/hashtab/start

The not so funny thing is I could not find a way to verify the download of the file I installed to verify downloaded files.

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