Filename for digests

Oskar L. oskar at
Fri Jul 22 23:33:53 CEST 2005

> Red Hat and others use a filename of "MD5SUM", which is a clearsigned
> file containing the human readable MD5 hashes.  I like your CHECKSUMS
> idea better since MD5 isn't the way to go any longer.
> David

Naming a file containing hashes CHECKSUMS would not be a good idea, since
a hash is not the same as a checksum. I think sha1sums, sha256sums,
sha384sums etc. would be a better option. Does any important applications
(i.e. Free Software) make use of the .md5 or .sha1 extensions?


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