Check and compare files with a Mac in the Terminal app#

There are different ways to check and compare files on a Mac in the Terminal app. We introduce just some, the user can work with:

SHA-1:
shasum -a 1 file ; file: just drag & drop a file from any place directly to the line in the Terminal app.

SHA-256:
shasum -a 256 file ; file: just drag & drop a file from any place directly to the line in the Terminal app.

MD5: md5 file ; file: just drag & drop a file from any place directly to the line in the Terminal app.

To compare 2 files (DOS), try:
fc /b file1 file2 >log.txt ; in the log.txt (same directory) you get the results.

on a Mac in the Terminal app:
cmp -l file1 file2

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