DirHash can be invoked from the command like as follows:
DirHash.exe DirectoryOrFilePath [HashAlgo] [-t ResultFileName] [-progress] [-sum] [-sumRelativePath] [-verify FileName] [threads] [-clip] [-lowercase] [-overwrite] [-quiet] [-nologo] [-nowait] [-skipError] [-hashnames [-stripnames]] [-exclude pattern1] [-exclude patter2] [-nofollow]
DirHash.exe -benchmark [HashAlgo | All] [-t ResultFileName] [-clip] [-overwrite] [-quiet] [-nologo] [-nowait]
Possible values for HashAlgo (not case sensitive):
If HashAlgo is not specified, Blake3 is used by default.
ResultFileName specifies an optional text file where the result will be appended.
if -benchmark is specified, program will perform speed benchmark of the selected hash algorithm
if -mscrypto specified, program will use Windows native implementation of hash algorithms (This is always enabled on Windows ARM platforms since OpenSSL is too slow on them).
if -sum is specified, program will output the hash of every file processed in a format similar to shasum.
if -sumRelativePath is specified (only when -sum is specified), the file paths are stored in the output file as relative to the input directory.
if -verify is specified, program will verify the hash of every file processed against its hash value present in the given checksum file.
if -threads is specified (only when -sum or -verify specified), multithreading will be used to accelerate hashing of files.
if -clip is specified, the hash result is copied to Windows clipboard. This switch is ignored when -sum is specified.
if -lowercase is specified, program outputs hash value(s) in lower case instead of upper case.
if -progress is specified, information about the progress of file hash operation is displayed.
if -overwrite is specified (only when -t is present), the output text file will be overwritten instead of having hash result appended to it.
if -quiet is specified, no text is displayed or written to the output file except the hash value.
if -nowait is specified, program will exit immediately after displaying the hash result. Otherwise, it prompts user to hit a key before it exits.
if -hashnames is specified, the case sensitive path of the files and directories will be included in the hash computation. Otherwise, only files content is used.
if -stripnames is specified (only when -hashnames also specified), only the the last path portion of files and directoroes is used for hash computation.
if -exclude is specified, it must be followed by a string indicating the file type that must be excluded from the hash computation. For example, to exclude .log files, you specify "-exclude *.log". This switch can be repeated many times in the command line to specify different file types to exclude.
if -skipError is specified, program will ignore any non-fatal errors and it will continue processing.
If -nologo is specified, program will not display the copyright message and version number on startup.
If -nofollow is specified, don't follow symbolic links, junction points or mount points, thus excluding them from hash computation.
DirHash can also be configured using a configuration file called DirHash.ini and which must be on the same folder as DirHash.exe.
When Sum=True is specified in DirHash.ini, it will have an effect only if -verify is not specified in the command line.
An example of DirHash.ini is shown below: