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From: wvxvw <>
Subject: GNAT.SHA256 differs from Linux' sha256sum
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2023 15:23:22 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: AAh0v.5570$Ru1.3489@fx02.iad


I'm learning Ada as well as how to use Usenet, so don't be too harsh.
As a learning exercise, I want to write a program that, beside other
things, needs to compute SHA256 hashes.  I discovered GNAT.SHA256
library and was able to use it (by calling Digest(<some string>)),
however the result is different from what I'd get for the same string
with running sha256sum.

Eg, with GNAT.SHA256 for string "foo" I get:

❯ ./bin/test_sha --arg foo
❯ echo foo | sha256sum -
b5bb9d8014a0f9b1d61e21e796d78dccdf1352f23cd32812f4850b878ae4944c  -

My Ada code looks (with some unrelated stuff removed) like this:

with GNAT.Command_Line;   use GNAT.Command_Line;
with GNAT.SHA256;         use GNAT.SHA256;

procedure Main is
      case Getopt ("-arg=") is
         when '-' =>
            if Full_Switch = "-arg" then
               Put_Line (Digest (Parameter));
            end if;
      end case;
   end loop;
end Main;

My understanding is that there are plenty of configuration settings to
how the checksum is computed, but I know very little about it.  My goal
is to produce the same checksum as would be produced by sha256sum
though, as the checksums are to be used outside of my program.

Finally: is GNAT.SHA256 a good way to go if I need this functionality (I
don't care about portability, if that's a concern)?


  parent reply	other threads:[~2023-11-04 14:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-04-06 16:22 Serial port configuration hreba
2014-04-06 18:57 ` Simon Wright
2014-04-06 19:06   ` Shark8
2014-04-07 11:47     ` hreba
2023-11-04 14:23     ` wvxvw [this message]
2014-04-07 11:44   ` hreba
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