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md5deep is a set of programs to compute MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, Tiger, or Whirlpool message digests on an arbitrary number of files. md5deep is similar to the md5sum program found in the GNU Coreutils package, but has the following additional features:

hashdeep is a program to compute, match, and audit hashsets. With traditional matching, programs report if an input file matched one in a set of knows or if the input file did not match. It's hard to get a complete sense of the state of the input files compared to the set of knowns. It's possible to have matched files, missing files, files that have moved in the set, and to find new files not in the set. Hashdeep can report all of these conditions. It can even spot hash collisions, when an input file matches a known file in one hash algorithm but not in others. The results are displayed in an audit report.

The hash set audit process was described in the paper Auditing Hash Sets: Lessons Learned from Jurassic Park published in the journal Digital Investigation.

For more details and some examples of using hashdeep, check out the hashdeep getting started guide.

Supported Platforms

The programs are distributed as binaries for Microsoft Windows (7, Vista, XP, 2003, and 2000 are supported) and as source code. The source code should compile nicely on just about any platform, including Cygwin, Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, OpenSolaris, HP/UX, etc.

Note that several operating systems support an automatic installation of md5deep through packaging or ports. See the Automatic Installation section of the getting started guide for details.

Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 9x are no longer supported. The last version that works on Windowx 9x was version 1.13. Windows 3.x was never supported.

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Stable Version

The latest stable versions of md5deep and hashdeep are version 4.3 and were released on 24 Oct 2012. You can take a look at the complete changelog, but here are the changes in the latest version:

Bug Fixes

Version 4.3 24 Oct 2012 Windows binary SHA256 e46b6e12f1b831f73975a40cff798ddfd81090953ee556e21ec690ca0edde37a
source code SHA256 905bcf8bddf0e7e2650b280d5e7af8cb8cd41dad4f299751dfec397dcb4f8d54

Beta Version

There is no beta version of md5deep right now. If you have any problems or would like to see something added to md5deep, please send mail to the developer at or visit the Sourceforge project page .

Older Versions

Although older versions of md5deep and hashdeep are available for historical purposes, you shouldn't use these unless you have a truly compelling reason.

Version Date Format Hash
4.2 11 Jun 2012 Windows binary SHA256 6a6b043df407aef6219cda7f4c68818e6bdfb6f0273b2c320118777a3cd87cf0
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4.1.1 5 Jun 2012 Windows binary SHA256 730da24551038af6853f25fcaa38b3cda1dd930f42f13310343a690d169a519d
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4.1 14 Feb 2012 Windows binary SHA256 a0fcbf4a2ac56e0294f1132c4dcda7f00ef9ade982ab1e4f9728e37ca1e713cd
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4.0.1 22 Jan 2012 Windows binary SHA256 b6deb5c038b85513f6d9a0ed64fc4d58af0c1fe3de34eb040aa0cd8434f9e475
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4.0.0 6 Jan 2012 Windows binary SHA256 cc9c13b38ba63f3b17d9d6b53bae136d23eaa7dfff988c26dfd175273f270d01
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3.9.2 26 Jul 2011 Windows binary SHA256 a88dd72d963b44ed534a2b1baee2603d1001ddd37627b2d8ab3d06f0d68e8329
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3.9.1 31 May 2011 Windows binary SHA256 2968c1f2748395ca6edb8000cd6cdbb440011482c30fe577c4469d8710d6fc89
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3.9 21 Apr 2011 Windows binary SHA256 bfcd14f6ab2aff2e109812662f0b18cd47c7022e1b979fe8328489e12f08683b
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3.8 15 Apr 2011 Windows binary SHA256 ddf0cfc34ae0b604a2110772814d03bafdb25af168c72f48f63057f2b273d640
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3.7 18 Dec 2010 Windows binary SHA256 14e0b1b190125e5a95493c65920c750124b6b050b73fcf132b7d0bb464c70580
source code SHA256 23e70b51dd118639d04ad6ed61579e0667a8df78e742f73eaaa6b820a4714b25
3.6 23 Mar 2010 Windows binary SHA256 b7d3dbaada5c60395be44114607f641cf4f4dd1f9b415e1219a743dddfd3d187
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3.5.1 30 Dec 2009 Windows binary SHA256 8be48ae77fde088747f97e626bd81918cde9f7e5af3b8247a30e8c7def11b153
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3.5 22 Dec 2009 Windows binary SHA256 6bf03580a7e274101299c116092ef6d1565d66042dc1b89e3e09a6cc5b45f4d3
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3.4 11 Jun 2009 Windows binary SHA256 128e150ac07e9236490a225fa61d39c5c4ad4adadeb17e269da0bb0351813e42
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3.3 4 Apr 2009 Windows binary SHA256 478f176c31a052635ca8b867c574af87c1f9283439ff251a0cb8d260397f30ff
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3.2 25 Jan 2009 Windows binary SHA256 9ce08f700b63d0d3067f430b4b1af8f3c3fbf1dfce38653fde135701f8f50ad2
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3.1 23 Jul 2008 Windows binary SHA256 5fbe8d9b0b0bec2d591e4fe1d3b38929efdfdec97e5bd7a76df2e1217cafc2d0
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3.0 10 May 2008 Windows binary SHA256 d4115f59b9e57a08e2f6a9abebc0ef257a9077311087a9ea1a30a4ceebc0c79b
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2.0.1 31 Oct 2007 Windows binary SHA256 7c047c433de7009ab825205da283a9fdb5f4107a1534774a4a581cd829e0b8e1
Cygwin binary (never released)
source code SHA256 7ea4ba5257a1e08beb1f05430bf33a9ac311048ed0920dcf6450dad1a75f146d
2.0 15 Oct 2007 Windows binary SHA256 f680f3de0f592950efaf131821b2d0d77e4882252f015eb2acd6bbc8f846ca8b
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1.13 6 Aug 2007 Windows binary SHA256 0acf6d2d51d56fa413374d765585a58ab1abbab9c167f1fc6426af7ea986318a
Cygwin binary (never released)
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1.12 3 Apr 2006 Windows binary SHA256 d8bc1d242686d4ea59eff38484e50a5789e1288e25b915c3f1f86c09b6e90d82
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Cygwin binary (never released)
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source code
(does not support Mac)

The Hashing Algorithms


To quote the executive summary of RFC 1321, the official MD5 specification:

[MD5] takes as input a message of arbitrary length and produces as output a 128-bit "fingerprint" or "message digest" of the input. It is conjectured that it is computationally infeasible to produce two messages having the same message digest, or to produce any message having a given prespecified target message digest.
Some weaknesses have been found in MD5 and the above statement may no longer be accurate. Please check the current status of MD5 for more information.

The algorithm was originally developed by Professor Ron Rivest of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. More information on the algorithm can be found in RFC 1321 and in the RSA Cryptography FAQ.


To quote the start of RFC 3174:

[SHA-1 is used] for computing a condensed representation of a message or a data file. When a message of any length < 264 bits is input, the SHA-1 produces a 160-bit output called a message digest.
The algorithm was originally developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is officially defined in FIPS 180-1, published in 1995. (The SHA-1 algoritm also appears in FIPS 180-2, published in 2002. Although the algorithm was not changed, some of the notation was changed to make it more consistent with other algorithms.)

Some weaknesses have been found in SHA-1 and the above statements may no longer be accurate. Please check the current status of SHA-1 for more information.


To quote the start of FIPS 180-2:

This Standard specifies ... secure hash algorithms ... for computing a condensed representation of electronic data (message). When a message of any length < 264 bits is input to [SHA-256] , the result is an output called a message digest.
The algorithm was originally developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and is officially defined in FIPS 180-2, published in 2002.


Tiger is a hashing function developed in 1995 by Ross Anderson and Eli Biham. The algorithm produces a 192 bit output, but truncated versions of 160 and 128 bits, called Tiger/160 and Tiger/128 also exist. A second version of the algorithm, Tiger2, is identical to the original except for the padding method. The padding in Tiger2 is the same as MD5 and SHA-1. You can read more about Tiger at the official Tiger website.

Tigerdeep, the program included in this package, produces Tiger/192 hashes in the same format as the NESSIE standard. Use the NESSIE formatted test vectors for Tiger to check your version of tigerdeep.


According to the official Whirlpool homepage,

Whirlpool is a hash function designed by Vincent Rijmen and Paulo S. L. M. Barreto that operates on messages less than 2256 bits in length, and produces a message digest of 512 bits. ... the final version (called simply WHIRLPOOL for short) was adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the ISO/IEC 10118-3:2004 standard.

About the developer

These programs were written and are now maintained by Jesse Kornblum. At the time md5deep was originally written, Mr. Kornblum was a Special Agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). As such, the program is considered to be a work of the United States Government. Under 17 USC 105, works of the United States Government are not eligible for copyright protection.

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The developer wishes to thank Andreas Bussjaeger, Peter Chuenkov (aka ODB), Jeff Bryner, Matt Kucenski, Derek Jones, Daniel B. Sedory, Christopher T. Beers, Christophe Devine, Brian Carrier, Matt Harris, Derrick Donnelly, Matt Johnson, Dewayne Duff, Kris Kendall, Paul Alvarez, Ray Gagne, and Ed Kong. The testing of this program was made possible in part thanks to the generosity of the Computer Science Department at the University of Iowa. Logo Support This Project