How do I compare files?
larry.bates at websafe.com`
Wed Jul 23 03:47:05 CEST 2008
Clay Hobbs wrote:
> I am making a program that (with urllib) that downloads two jpeg files
> and, if they are different, displays the new one. I need to find a way
> to compare two files in Python. How is this done?
> -- Ratfink
Use md5 to calculate checksum:
md5file1 = md5.md5(open(filename1).read()).hexdigest()
md5file2 = md5.md5(open(filename2).read()).hexdigest()
if md5file1 != mdfile2:
# Do whatever you want
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