Linux sha384sum command

Updated: 07/12/2017 by Computer Hope

About sha384sum

The sha384sum command computes and checks a SHA384 message digest.


Print or check SHA384 (384-bit) checksums. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

sha384sum syntax

sha384sum [OPTION]... [FILE]...


-b, --binary Read in binary mode.
-c, --check Read SHA384 sums from the FILEs and check them.
--tag Create a BSD-style checksum.
-t, --text Read in text mode (default).

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

The following four options are useful only when verifying checksums:

--quiet Don't print OK for each successfully verified file.
--status Don't output anything, status code shows success.
--strict Exit non-zero for improperly formatted checksum lines.
-w, --warn Warn about improperly formatted checksum lines.
--help Display this help and exit.
--version Output version information and exit.

The sums are computed as described in FIPS-180-2. When checking, the input should be a former output of this program. The default mode is to print a line with checksum, a character indicating input mode ('*' for binary, space for text), and name for each FILE.

sha384sum examples

sha384sum example.iso

Running the above command would give the SHA384 checksum of the example.iso file in the current directory. Below is an example of how the output may appear with the full SHA384 checksum followed by the file name.

38b060a751ac96384cd9327eb1b1e36a21fdb71114be07434c0cc7bf63f6e1da274edebfe76f65fbd51ad2f14898b95b example.iso

md5sum — Checks the MD5 message digest.
sha224sum — Checks the SHA224 message digest.
sha256sum — Checks the SHA256 message digest.
sha512sum — Checks the SHA512 message digest.