Bug#309497: ITP: md5deep -- a cross-platform set of programs to compute MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, or Whirlpool message digests on an arbitrary number of files
* Niall Sheridan [Tue, May 17 2005, 05:25:14PM]:
> * Package name : md5deep
Please explain which of the features below are not already present in
the cfv package...
> Version : 1.6
> Upstream Author : Jesse Kornblum <email@example.com>
> * URL : http://md5deep.sourceforge.net
> * License : GPL
> Description : a cross-platform set of programs to compute MD5, SHA-1, SHA-256, or Whirlpool message digests on an arbitrary number of files
$ man cfv |grep sha1
csv4, sha1, md5, bsdmd5, par, par2, torrent, crc, or auto. The
> * Recursive operation - md5deep is able to recursive examine an entire
> * Time estimation - md5deep can produce a time estimate when it's
> * Comparison mode - md5deep can accept a list of known hashes and
> compare them to a set of input files. The program can display either
> those input files that match the list of known hashes or those that
> do not match. Hashes sets can be drawn from the National Software
> Reference Library, iLook Investigator, Hashkeeper, or md5sum.
What do you mean with "drawn"? What is this library and others? Besides
of this "feature", cfv does all that (at least similarly), and much more.
> * File type mode - md5deep can process only files of a certain type,
> such as regular files, block devices, etc.
Sounds like a nice feature to add.
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