As suspected it’s not that much more work than what I’m used to on FreeBSD (just “
In OS X just run
shasum -a 512 file
and it gives you the hash of the file.
I’ll just leave this here as a note for the next time when I forget this in the future.
I validated that the shasum perl wrapper exists on both OS X El Capitan (10.11.1) and OS X Yosemite (10.10.5), still YMMV.