SHA question

A. J. Trickett adam at
Wed Jan 13 16:40:11 GMT 2010

On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 at 12:44:47PM +0000, Dermot wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a lots of PDFs that I need to catalogue and I want to ensure
> the uniqueness of each PDF.  At LWP, Jonathan Rockway mentioned
> something similar with SHA1 and binary files.  Am I right in thinking
> that the code below is only taking the SHA on the name of the file and
> if I want to ensure uniqueness of the content I need to do something
> similar but as a file blob?

Have a look here:

There are links to Perl examples, that do SHA de-duplication.

Adam Trickett
Overton, HANTS, UK

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