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Old 10-07-2005, 03:35 AM   #1
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checking checksums

I am not very pleased with the way I check md5, sha1 checksums. It is really annoying to check 32/40 chars. Almost always I check the first 6-8 chars and the last 6-8 chars and I know this is not ok.

But what can I do? Do you have a hack or something for checking checksums? Or this is the way everybody does?

I mean when you have to #md5sum file_name and in the browser you have the real checksum displayed. I don't want to copy in a file (copy paste), than diff or something like this. This is as difficult as 40 chars manual checking.
Old 10-07-2005, 04:17 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what your actually asking. Are you just simply wanting shorter md5 check sums numbers? If so, this is how it's always been. Copy and paste is fairly simple if you don't like typing all those characters....
Old 10-07-2005, 10:50 PM   #3
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Often, you can download a file along with its hash. Typically, if the file is called file_name, then its hash will also be available for download as the file file_name.md5. Once you have both files, check for errors by running
md5sum -c file_name.md5

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