|Multihash v0.1||A File Hashing Multi-Tool|
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With Multihash the user is given the freedom to compute hash values using combinations of algorithms. Multihash offers the same core features as similar tools while adding many features not currently found elsewhere:
For a full list of features, their uses, and examples please see the man page.
Multihash is able to offer all this while maintaining performance comparable to other tools. When using recursive mode Multihash is able to match performance with md5deep. Using the OpenSSL library means Multihash has to pay a higher process creation cost than tools with in-core hash functions. This causes benchmarks involving many processes (such as the -exec find(1) option) to suffer. However, when inputs are aggregated using the xargs(1) utility Multihash will perform as well as other tools. Multihash also offers the find-mode alternative to cust the cost of process creation down. In the future, once the rest of the code has had a chance to air out, I hope to move to some more time saving techniques.
Current Version: 0.2.0
Alternatively you can download the latest version from the SourceForge CVS server by using the following command:
After downloading the latest source tree follow the instructions in the INSTALL file. For the CVS revision history you can check out the online cvs browser
|About the Author|
Ryan Sommers is a computer forensic examiner and consultant for Stroz Friedberg, LLC. He graduated December 2004 from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. Over the years Ryan has spent much time doing application and operating system development on the UNIX and Linux operating systems; he also has an extensive familiarity with the FreeBSD operating system.
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|Last Updated: 09.21.05||Copyright © 2005 Ryan Sommers|