[tz] question about SHA512 when using tzdata

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at systematicsw.ab.ca
Sat Oct 17 23:02:21 UTC 2015

On 2015-10-17 13:03, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Brian Inglis wrote:
>> The sha2 docs say binary is the default (unless reading stdin from a tty, which
>> seems an uncommon use case) and the "*" prefix is generated automatically by
>> current sha2 releases
> Sorry, I don't know what 'sha2' is. I used Ubuntu 15.04 for the latest tz release, and Ubuntu doesn't have an sha2 command. I used Ubuntu's sha512sum command.

sha2 is the collective name for the new secure hashes of length 224, 256, 384, 512 bits, that superseded the old 160 bit sha1 hash: see info sha2.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis

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