MD5 checksum for a file ?

Bengt Richter bokr at
Thu Jan 24 09:03:22 CET 2002

On Thu, 24 Jan 2002 03:39:17 +0100, Gerhard =?iso-8859-15?Q?H=E4ring?= <gh_pythonlist at> wrote:

>Le 24/01/02 à 01:04, Courageous écrivit:
>> >Somebody have a sample script to make a md5 from a file or to check if the
>> >md5 is equal ??
>> Somewhere on the net there is a C version of this that is really blazing
>> fast. I used it a while back. Written directly on top of the RSA implementation
>> or some such.
>Yeah, I know. It is GPL'ed, though. As a training project for learning
>Boost.Python, I wrote a C++ version that uses OpenSSL's hashing
>algorithms, among which are md5 and sha:
There is a non-GPL version by Peter Deutch of which
just requires acknowledgement and carry through of notices.

There are others too.

I made a c++ class out of it, which is handy to use. I used that
to make an ls-like utility that lists md5's and file paths, optionally
recursively through directories. It's fairly fast.

My point is, there is non-GPL code out there ;-)

Bengt Richter

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