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I use Hashtab in Windows to compute the hash of a file. All I have to do is right click on the file, click properties and in the properties menu there would be a tab called Hash and it contains the hash of the file in different formats like MD5, SHA-1 etc.

Is there something like that for Ubuntu?

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You don't say what window manager or file manager you're using.

If you're using Gnome and Nautilus you can install nautilus-gtkhash Install nautilus-gtkhash package. This adds a "Digests" tab to the Properties dialog for a file.

NOTE: You will have to restart Nautilus with nautilus -q before the tab will appear.

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Thank you. This worked very well. – Ufoguy Sep 15 '13 at 4:50
@Ufoguy: Please remember to mark answers as Accepted when they work out for you. Thanks! – Phoeey Sep 15 '13 at 10:34
How do I do that? – Ufoguy Sep 19 '13 at 7:18
Takkat edited my answer to put the link to the nautilus-gtkhash package in. Use Synaptic to install it, or from a Terminal type: <code>sudo apt-get install -y nautilus-gtkhash; nautilus -q</code> – Phoeey Sep 20 '13 at 1:30

You could also try this "Hash Checker"


HOW TO INSTALL/UNINSTALL From GUI: Just run ‘Setup’ script and follow the instructions. From terminal: cd into Hash Checker’s folder and type ‘./Setup –help’ (without quotes) to see available language switches

USAGE Using with Nautilus: Right-click somewhere in Nautilus, go to Scripts > Check hash(es) then browse to the file you want to check or (to avoid browsing for a file) just right-click on the file you want to check then go to Scripts > Check hash(es). Using with any File Manager: Click at the Hash Checker’s desktop icon to run it, then browse to the file you want to check

DEPENDENCIES Zenity (for displaying GUI) md5sum and sha256sum (most distros have them both by default)

I got it from this site

You can also see this

This was mentioned in the comments of the first site.

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One desktop-independent solution is GtkHash:

A GTK+ utility for computing message digests or checksums

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If you're using Thunar, then you may as well use the thunar-gtkhash plugin. It works similarly to the Nautilus extension.

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