Verifying Downloads with md5 and sha1sums


Downloads can be verified using md5sum or sha1sum, a Unix command line tool provided in the GNU Textutils package. A Windows binary version is available here.

1. Every download has an associated link "(md5)" to a *.md5 file containing its MD5 checksum and another link "(sha1)" to a *.sha1 file containing its SHA1 checksum. Download these files from the Main Eclipse download servers into the same directory as the zip file.
2. Execute the command "md5sum -c <zipfilename>.md5" or "sha1sum -c <zipfilename>.sha1". The result "<zipfilename>: OK" is indicative of an intact download.