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DGST(1)                             OpenSSL                            DGST(1)



NAME
       dgst, md5(1,3,1 dgst), md4, md2, sha1, sha(1,3,1 dgst), mdc2(1,3,1 dgst), ripemd160 - message digests

SYNOPSIS
       openssl dgst [-md5|-md4|-md2|-sha1|-sha|-mdc2|-ripemd160|-dss1] [-c]
       [-d] [-hex] [-binary] [-out filename] [-sign filename] [-verify file-
       name] [-prverify filename] [-signature filename] [file...]

       [md5(1,3,1 dgst)|md4|md2|sha1|sha(1,3,1 dgst)|mdc2(1,3,1 dgst)|ripemd160] [-c] [-d] [file...]

DESCRIPTION
       The digest functions output the message digest of a supplied file(1,n) or
       files in(1,8) hexadecimal form. They can also be used for digital signing
       and verification.

OPTIONS
       -c  print out the digest in(1,8) two digit groups separated by colons, only
           relevant if(3,n) hex format output is used.

       -d  print out BIO debugging information.

       -hex
           digest is to be output as a hex dump. This is the default case for
           a "normal" digest as opposed to a digital signature.

       -binary
           output the digest or signature in(1,8) binary form.

       -out filename
           filename to output to, or standard output by default.

       -sign filename
           digitally sign the digest using the private key in(1,8) "filename".

       -verify filename
           verify(1,8) the signature using the the public key in(1,8) "filename".  The
           output is either "Verification OK" or "Verification Failure".

       -prverify filename
           verify(1,8) the signature using the  the private key in(1,8) "filename".

       -signature filename
           the actual signature to verify.

       -rand file(1,n)(s)
           a file(1,n) or files containing random(3,4,6) data used to seed the random(3,4,6) num-
           ber generator, or an EGD socket(2,7,n) (see RAND_egd(3)).  Multiple files
           can be specified separated by a OS-dependent character.  The sepa-
           rator is ; for MS-Windows, , for OpenVMS, and : for all others.

       file...
           file(1,n) or files to digest. If no files are specified then standard
           input is used.

NOTES
       The digest of choice for all new applications is SHA1. Other digests
       are however still widely used.

       If you wish to sign or verify(1,8) data using the DSA algorithm then the
       dss1 digest must be used.

       A source of random(3,4,6) numbers is required for certain signing algorithms,
       in(1,8) particular DSA.

       The signing and verify(1,8) options should only be used if(3,n) a single file(1,n) is
       being signed or verified.



0.9.7d                            2000-09-04                           DGST(1)

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