Installation of Jacksum for the command line on GNU/Linux

1. Go to www.java.com and install the latest Java Runtime Environment, see also requirements, if a suitable JRE does not exist already on the computer.

2. Download and unzip the file called jacksum-1.7.0.zip.

   cd Downloadverzeichnis
   unzip jacksum-1.7.0.zip

3. Start Jacksum in a terminal by typing

   cd Installationfolder
   java -jar jacksum.jar

4. In order to start Jacksum with more comfort from any directory

   jacksum

you have to modify the launch script that is part of the distribution and place it in a folder that is reachable within your PATH environment variable. Also make sure that the user has execute permissions on the file (man chmod). Alternatively you can set also an alias (e. g. alias jacksum="java -jar "<path to jacksum.jar>"/jacksum.jar)

Jacksum unter Ubuntu 14.04

5. Examples

Examples can be found in the manpage that you can see by tying:

   $ jacksum -h de beispiele


Alternate: Debian resp. Ubuntu 9.04 and later

If you use a Debian based system such as Ubuntu 9.04 or later, you can install Jacksum on the command line by typing:

sudo apt-get install jacksum

Here is a screenshot of the installation on Ubuntu 9.04. Many thanks to all supporters who created the Jacksum-debian package!

Jacksum on Ubuntu 9.04

Alternatively you can also use the software center in order to start the installation (screenshot below from Ubuntu 14.04):

Jacksum im Ubuntu Software Center

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Highlights

The Team

The long list of contributors can always be found in the latest download package and in the copyright section. The founder and lead for this project is Johann N. Löfflmann from Germany. Since 2002 he has been working with very talented people all around the world in order to improve Jacksum further.

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