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How to check the integrity of the downloaded packages

  • Open command prompt or terminal depending on your OS.
  • Navigate to the directory in which the downloaded file exists.
  • Based on the operating system you are using, execute the command mentioned. The sample output is mentioned after each command


C:\Users\YourUser\Downloads> CertUtil -hashfile tagspaces-win-x64-5.0.3.exe SHA256
SHA256 hash of tagspaces-win-x64-5.0.3.exe:
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.


shasum -a 256 tagspaces-mac-arm64-5.0.3.dmg
55c87cd34c2b4db5eb826c9c9a56c1e6b59e32b3f78282b4fc4edb7207758269 tagspaces-mac-arm64-5.0.3.dmg


sha256sum tagspaces-linux-x64-5.0.3.tar.gz
c99f15f89b5a3e0173aa4f54894455febd2707515e05b3e0c673cb1c25beecbc tagspaces-linux-x64-5.0.3.tar.gz

After executing the command, verify that the returned checksum value matches the SHA-256 value mentioned in the SHA256SUMS.txt file for the version of the app you have checked.

If the values do not match, this is a sign that download was incomplete or the package was manipulated. In such cases you can try to download the file again and repeat this procedure.