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       nettle-hash - compute message digests


       nettle-hash -a ALGORITHM [OPTIONS] [FILE]...


       This  manual page documents briefly the nettle-hash command.  This manual page was written
       for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a  manual
       page.  Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.

       nettle-hash  is  a program that computes various message digests.  The output is different
       from the familiar md5sum and sha*sum family. For each file, the file name and a  colon  is
       printed first, unless input is read from standard input, in which case nothing is printed.
       Then the hash is printed in chunks of 64 bits (16 hexadecimal digits) followed by the name
       of  the  algorithm.  In  raw  (binary)  mode,  the  hash is not split in chunks and is not
       followed by a newline.


       This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long  options  starting  with
       two  dashes  (`-').   A summary of options is included below.  For a complete description,
       see the Info files.

       -a, --algorithm=algorithm
              Compute hash using algorithm.

       -l, --length=length
              Truncate digests at length octets. It is an error to specify a length greater  than
              the normal length of the selected digest.

       --raw  Produce raw binary output.

       --list List supported hash algorithms.

       --help Show summary of options.

       -V, --version
              Show version of program.


       md5sum(1), sha1sum(1), etc.


       This  manual page was originally written by Magnus Holmgren <>, for the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).