a program to delete duplicate files

Patrick Useldinger pu.news.001 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 20:20:45 CET 2005


David Eppstein wrote:

> When I've been talking about hashes, I've been assuming very strong 
> cryptographic hashes, good enough that you can trust equal results to 
> really be equal without having to verify by a comparison.

I am not an expert in this field. All I know is that MD5 and SHA1 can 
create collisions. Are there stronger algorithms that do not? And, more 
importantly, has it been *proved* that they do not?

-pu




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