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Old 09-28-2004, 07:53 AM   #1
giddyupman
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Question What is a SIGN File?


I was browsing around my universities FTP site looking for a kernel (found it) and noticed that it is immediately followed by a SIGN file. i.e.

linux-2.6.8.1.tar.gz.sign

My spiritual advisors have indicated that it may be some sort of checksum, but Googling "SIGN File" didn't really do what I was looking for.

Anybody?
 
Old 09-28-2004, 09:16 AM   #2
rjlee
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It is probably an MD5 checksum file. Try downloading the file and running
Code:
file linux-2.6.8.1.tar.gz.sign
to guess the file type from the contents.
 
  


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