Filename for digests
Greg Sabino Mullane
greg at turnstep.com
Sun Jul 17 00:44:52 CEST 2005
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> Yes, I agree that the standard format is the best one to use, but I was
> asking about the name of the file, not it's format. For example, if I'm
> going to share a directory with 1000 files, it would be inconvenient to
> save each file's hash as a separate file, and just add a .sha1 extension
> (resulting in 2000 files). So therefore I would store all the hashes in
> one file. But what should this file be called? sha1sums? hashes.sha1?
> digests.sha1? Is the .sha1 extension important?
One pseudo-standard in place is to use uppercase for important meta-files
like README and INSTALL. One named "CHECKSUMS" or "CHECKSUMS.sha1"
should stand out enough. A signed version could be "CHECKSUMS.asc"
or even CHECKSUMS.sha1.asc, etc.
Greg Sabino Mullane greg at turnstep.com
PGP Key: 0x14964AC8 200507161841
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