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, 07:29:02PM]:
> > 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.
> md5deep is intended to be used in computer forensics (though it
> obviously has other uses.)
> The library and others supply hash sets of known application files which
> can be used with md5deep to discard known files or to check for modified
> files based on the hash values.
Good point. If the programm is pretty small and can be compiled
staticaly than it has a good reason to exist. cfv is nice and so but
requires python which you may do not want in a environment with limited
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