Re: Bug#366780: ITP: summain -- compute and verify file checksums
Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> A checksum is a number that identifies the contents of a file: if the
> contents change, so does the checksum. If you create a checksum before
> you burn a CD, when you know the files are correct, you can easily
> check the CD at any time: just compute the checksum again and see if
> they have changed.
> summain computes and checks files against such checksums. It supports
> both MD5 and SHA-1 checksums, using formats compatible with the md5sum
> and sha1sum utilities, both for reading and writing. In addition, it
> can read and verify checksums from Debian .dsc, .changes, and Sources
It's not clear to me, from the description, what the program does
that the md5sum and sha1sum utilities do not.
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