Neo4j community 4.0.0 tarball sha256 checksum doesn't match

Up until now, I've been using the Neo4j Desktop and/or the cloud sandbox,
but now I need to use the Neo4j Admin Tool.

So I downloaded the Neo4j Community Edition 4.0.0 / 15 January 2020 for Linux/.MaxOS from

SHA-256 given on that page:

but the command
$ openssl dgst sha256 neo4j-community-4.0.0-unix.tar

repeated downloads, and variations on the openssl command yield the same result

System: macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (18G2022)
OpenSSL 1.1.1d 10 Sep 2019

Please advise

Good morning,
Good thing to check the hashing of a downloaded file.
The file you can download is neo4j...tar.gz the " gz" part means it is also compressed.
The file you apply the checksum is the allready uncompressed version "neo4j...tar" (without the " gz" part).
Thats why you get a different sum result.

$ sha256sum neo4j-community-4.0.0-unix.tar.gz
63c85ee709916f9f5fa2fac7274f1a55bdd44d6ab353cbdd05f050aed9532e82 neo4j-community-4.0.0-unix.tar.gz

$ sha256sum neo4j-community-4.0.0-unix.tar
9a97d6f776bb4adceb06fef4a2423782dad723ab48b47cb04f9c0af1876a811d neo4j-community-4.0.0-unix.tar < without the "gz"

Yours kindly,


Thank you for explaining thids.