Verifying Downloads with md5sum


Downloads can be verified using md5sum, 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. Download this file into the same directory as the appropriate zip file.
2. Execute the command "md5sum -c <zipfilename>.md5". The result "<zipfilename>: OK" is indicative of an intact download.