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IBM AIX: Verify a sha256sum listing with openssl

Terminal - IBM AIX: Verify a sha256sum listing with openssl
echo '#! /usr/bin/ksh\ncat $2 | openssl dgst -sha256 | read hashish; if [[ $hashish = $1 ]]; then echo $2: OK; else echo $2: FAILED; fi;' > shacheck; chmod +x shacheck; cat hashishes.sha256 | xargs -n 2 ./shacheck;
2013-09-18 21:51:20
User: RAKK
Functions: cat chmod echo read xargs
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IBM AIX: Verify a sha256sum listing with openssl

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

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PS: Tried to see if a function would work. It won't, xargs requires a "hard" command, functions won't do.

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Also, if it doesn't works, try using echo -e in the beginning.

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