Checksum of file using Windows certutil

After getting files from a remote source, it is often a good idea to get some sort of fingerprint or checksum of the file, and verify it against a known value published in a place or on a website you trust.

For Windows, this can be accomplished with:

certutil -hashfile filename.ext sha256

sha256 can be any of MD2 MD4 MD5 SHA1 SHA256 SHA384 SHA512

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