SHA512 Hash Generator

What is SHA512

SHA512 is a hash function in the SHA2 family.

Like SHA256, it’s often used to check the the integrity of large or important file transfers over a network. The provider of the file can provide a SHA512 of the file to be transfered, and the person who downloads the file can then check that they recieved the file without corruption.

How to calculate the checksum of a file locally

On linux you can use sha512sum:

sha512sum example.txt

On OSX you can use shasum:

shasum -a 512 example.txt