doing "checksum" in python

Sean Blakey pythonista at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 01:27:12 CEST 2005


On 28 Mar 2005 15:11:32 -0800, GujuBoy <dirgesh at gmail.com> wrote:
> is there a built-in function that does a "checksum" on a file...basicly
> counts the bytes and computes a 16-bit checksum for each given FILE.
> 
> this is the like the "sum" command in unix
> 
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Not built-in, but you can find a few implementations with a quick
google search for "python 16-bit checksum":
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2001-May/042691.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-January/204983.html
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-January/204998.html

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Sean Blakey
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Python/Java/C++/C(Unix/Windows/Palm/Web) developer
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