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RAHASH2(1) General Commands Manual RAHASH2(1)


block based hashing utility


rahash2 [-BbdDehjrknvq] [-a algorithm] [-b size] [-D algo] [-E algo] [-f from] [-i iterations] [-I IV] [-n blocks] [-s string] [-S seed] [-p type] [-x hexstr] [-t to] [-c hash] [[file] ...]


This program is part of the radare project.

Rahash2 allows you to calculate, check and show the hash values of each block of a target file. The block size is 32768 bytes by default. It's allowed to hash from stdin using '-' as a target file. You can compare against a known hash and get the result in the exit status.

You can hash big files by hashing each block and later determine what part of it has been modified. Useful for filesystem analysis.

This command can be used to calculate hashes of a certain part of a file or a command line passed string.

This is the command used by the 'ph' command of radare.

Select an algorithm for the hashing. Valid values are listed in: rahash2 -L
Define the block size
Compare the computed hash with this one. Allowed only when a single hash is computed.
Decrypt instead of hash using the given algorithm (base64, base91, rc4, aes, xor, blowfish, rot, rol, ror, rc2, rc6, punycode)
Use little endian to display checksums
Encrypt instead of hash using the given algorithm (base64, base91, rc4, aes, xor, blowfish, rot, rol, ror, rc2, rc6, punycode)
Apply the hash Iters times to itself+seed
Set initialization vector (IV) for the cryptographic functions.
Show output in JSON (see -r)
Show per-block hash
Show result using OpenSSH's VisualHostKey randomart algorithm
Amount of blocks to hash
Hash this string instead of using the 'source' and 'hash-file' arguments.
Set seed to hash with, use ^to prefix seed, otherwise its suffixed. If the seed is just a dash '-' it will read from stdin, this is useful to provide huge XOR payloads or other crypto keys bigger than few bytes.
Start hashing at given address
Stop hashing at given address
Show vertical entropy/statistical entropy graphs
Quiet mode (-qq for even quieter!)
Show output in radare commands
Hash the given hexpair string instead of using the 'source' and 'hash-file' arguments.
Show version information
Show usage help message.


The rahash2 utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

When -c is used, exit status 0 indicates a match between the expected and computed hashes.


radare2(1), rafind2(1), rahash2(1), rabin2(1), radiff2(1), rasm2(1), ragg2(1), rarun2(1), rax2(1),


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February 6, 2015