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NAME

       openssl-c_rehash, openssl-rehash, c_rehash, rehash - Create symbolic links to files named
       by the hash values

SYNOPSIS

       openssl rehash [-h] [-help] [-old] [-n] [-v] [ directory...]

       c_rehash flags...

DESCRIPTION

       On some platforms, the OpenSSL rehash command is available as an external script called
       c_rehash.  They are functionally equivalent, except for minor differences noted below.

       rehash scans directories and calculates a hash value of each ".pem", ".crt", ".cer", or
       ".crl" file in the specified directory list and creates symbolic links for each file,
       where the name of the link is the hash value.  (If the platform does not support symbolic
       links, a copy is made.)  This utility is useful as many programs that use OpenSSL require
       directories to be set up like this in order to find certificates.

       If any directories are named on the command line, then those are processed in turn. If
       not, then the SSL_CERT_DIR environment variable is consulted; this should be a colon-
       separated list of directories, like the Unix PATH variable.  If that is not set then the
       default directory (installation-specific but often /usr/local/ssl/certs) is processed.

       In order for a directory to be processed, the user must have write permissions on that
       directory, otherwise an error will be generated.

       The links created are of the form "HHHHHHHH.D", where each H is a hexadecimal character
       and D is a single decimal digit.  When processing a directory, rehash will first remove
       all links that have a name in that syntax, even if they are being used for some other
       purpose.  To skip the removal step, use the -n flag.  Hashes for CRL's look similar except
       the letter r appears after the period, like this: "HHHHHHHH.rD".

       Multiple objects may have the same hash; they will be indicated by incrementing the D
       value. Duplicates are found by comparing the full SHA-1 fingerprint. A warning will be
       displayed if a duplicate is found.

       A warning will also be displayed if there are files that cannot be parsed as either a
       certificate or a CRL or if more than one such object appears in the file.

   Script Configuration
       The c_rehash script uses the openssl program to compute the hashes and fingerprints. If
       not found in the user's PATH, then set the OPENSSL environment variable to the full
       pathname.  Any program can be used, it will be invoked as follows for either a certificate
       or CRL:

         $OPENSSL x509 -hash -fingerprint -noout -in FILENAME
         $OPENSSL crl -hash -fingerprint -noout -in FILENAME

       where FILENAME is the filename. It must output the hash of the file on the first line, and
       the fingerprint on the second, optionally prefixed with some text and an equals sign.

OPTIONS

       -help -h
           Display a brief usage message.

       -old
           Use old-style hashing (MD5, as opposed to SHA-1) for generating links to be used for
           releases before 1.0.0.  Note that current versions will not use the old style.

       -n  Do not remove existing links.  This is needed when keeping new and old-style links in
           the same directory.

       -compat
           Generate links for both old-style (MD5) and new-style (SHA1) hashing.  This allows
           releases before 1.0.0 to use these links along-side newer releases.

       -v  Print messages about old links removed and new links created.  By default, rehash only
           lists each directory as it is processed.

ENVIRONMENT

       OPENSSL
           The path to an executable to use to generate hashes and fingerprints (see above).

       SSL_CERT_DIR
           Colon separated list of directories to operate on.  Ignored if directories are listed
           on the command line.

SEE ALSO

       openssl(1), crl(1).  x509(1).

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2015-2018 The OpenSSL Project Authors. All Rights Reserved.

       Licensed under the OpenSSL license (the "License").  You may not use this file except in
       compliance with the License.  You can obtain a copy in the file LICENSE in the source
       distribution or at <https://www.openssl.org/source/license.html>.