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This command is used to verify a sha256sum-formatted file hash list on IBM AIX or any other UNIX-like OS that has openssl but doesn't have sha256sum by default. Steps:
1: Save to the filesystem a script that:
A: Receives as arguments the two parts of one line of a sha256sum listing
B: Feeds a file into openssl on SHA256 standard input hash calculation mode, and saves the result
C: Compares the calculated hash against the one received as argument
D: Outputs the result in a sha256sum-like format
2: Make the script runnable
3: Feed the sha256sum listing to xargs, running the aforementioned script and passing 2 arguments at a time
This command is for producing GNU sha256sum-compatible hashes on UNIX systems that don't have sha256sum but do have OpenSSL, such as stock IBM AIX.
1.- Saves a wrapper script for UNIX find that does the following:
A.- Feeds a file to openssl on SHA256 hash calculation mode
B.- Echoes the output followed by the filename
2.- Makes the file executable
3.- Runs find on a directory, only processing files, and running on each one the wrapper script that calculates SHA256 hashes
Pending is figuring out how to verify a sha256sum file on a similar environment.