(SHA-512, PGP ASC)

Understanding (SHA-512, PGP ASC)

NetBeans is a popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE) used for creating applications in various programming languages. The latest version available for download is NetBeans 13, which comes in a compressed file format called

The file includes all the necessary files and libraries required to install and run NetBeans 13 on your computer. The file size is relatively large, around 220 MB, due to the inclusion of all the pre-built binaries and documentation.

The SHA-512 and PGP ASC are two different methods of ensuring the authenticity and integrity of the downloaded file. SHA-512 is a cryptographic hash function that generates a unique fixed-size output for any given input data. It is commonly used for verifying the integrity of files by comparing their hash values with the ones provided by the original source. PGP ASC, on the other hand, is a digital signature that uses the Public-Key Cryptography Standards (PKCS) to ensure the authenticity of the downloaded file.

Downloading (SHA-512, PGP ASC)

To download the file and its associated SHA-512 and PGP ASC files, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the official NetBeans website at
  2. Click on the "Download" button on the homepage
  3. Select the "Binaries" tab
  4. Choose the appropriate version (in this case, NetBeans 13) and click on the "Download" button
  5. Save the,, and files to your local drive

Verifying the (SHA-512, PGP ASC)

Before installing NetBeans 13, it is recommended to verify the authenticity and integrity of the downloaded files using the SHA-512 and PGP ASC files. There are multiple ways to perform this verification, including:

  • Using command-line tools such as sha512sum and gpg
  • Using graphical tools such as Kleopatra and WinHasher

Here is an example of how to verify the file using sha512sum and gpg:

    $ sha512sum
    $ gpg --verify
    gpg: Signature made Fri 19 Feb 2021 02:53:05 PM IST
    gpg:                using RSA key D54136AAABE43428E9AEF25A4D4F4ED95E1D8B78
    gpg: Good signature from "Apache NetBeans (RELEASE KEY) <[email protected]>" [unknown]

The output of the sha512sum command should match the value provided in the file. The output of the gpg command should indicate a "Good signature" from the Apache NetBeans team.

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