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Old 12-18-2005, 07:26 PM   #1
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sha1sum check? help

hey all, newb question here.
I am almost done downloading the FedoraCore4 i386 DVD.
There is a file called SHA1SUM .. can someone explain how I use this, i assume its a check-sum, i am not aware of how to checksum verify a file.
what software do i need to use to do this ?
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Old 12-18-2005, 10:19 PM   #2
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A sha1sum is like an md5sum - both are used to verify the integrity of files. If you're running Linux already, you should be able to run "sha1sum [file]" in the terminal. If you're in Windows, GNU has a sha1sum program for that too:

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