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Old 12-16-2003, 01:39 PM   #1
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Files and their signatures


What are those signature files which one must download in 'parallel' with the actual file? How can they be used to check the the file is really reliable? How can i make my own file signature?


thanks... ganninu.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 01:50 PM   #2
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are you talking about the MD5sums?
 
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or about *asc files?
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:07 PM   #4
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sorry for the lack of information, i was talking about MD5sums (at least I've encountered only these types)
 
Old 12-16-2003, 02:50 PM   #5
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md5 sums give you a way to check if your download is corrupted. To play with them, use md5sum. Type md5sum --help to list its options.
 
  


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