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checkiso 1.13

The last version of checkiso (formerly check-debian-cd) is at

checkiso is a program for checking a Debian CD image after burning it.
To do that, simply do:

and the program will  look at all CD drives in the  system and check all
discs it  finds .  Thanks to  the persons in Cc  for various suggestions
and ecouragement.

checkiso also  does more than  this.  It can  check disk images  and CDs
(Debian or not) and compare the  results with an internal database of CD
signatures.  The internal database comprises  all the Debian discs up to
2.2.0.  For example, one can do:
   checkiso *.iso

If it cannot find a signature  in the internal database, it looks in the
current and parent directory for an MD5SUMS file in the format currently
distributed  by Debian,  or an  axplicit file  name can  be given  as an

checkiso can also  be used to generate the signature of  a known good CD
image or  CD disc.  This  can be  useful to Debian  if it is  decided to
change the format of the MD5SUMS files,  or it can be used by anyone for
making a database  of signatures of their own CDs, so  they can be later
checked for emerging defects.

checkiso is released under the GPL, so anyone is free to modify it.

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