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I have file from solaris which have digest -a sha256. But this command is not working in linux. I want the alternative for this command.

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digest calculates a message digest, in your case SHA256. On linux you can get this by using the command:

sha256sum 

You can either give it a filename as argument, or pipe information into it (which means if you just give the command, it will read what you type until you hit Ctrl+D)

On Ubuntu this command is available from the coreutils package.

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