Howto: Verify integrity of the tar balls with sha1sum command

sha1sum command is use to check or print SHA1 (160-bit) checksums. For example purpose you will use my favorite Linux chat client called zinc, visit zinc web site to download chat client, note down sha1 key listed next to download file.

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1) Use wget to download zinc
$ wget http://larvalstage.com/zinc/files/zinc-1.1rc2.tar.gz

2) Verify integrity of the tar balls with sha1sum
$ sha1sum zinc-1.1rc2.tar.gz
b78b915c787e9deb3a9a5199785e4b3607092536 zinc-1.1rc2.tar.gz

Compare key b78b915c787e9deb3a9a5199785e4b3607092536 with key listed online.

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