python-fchksum - Python C extension to (quickly) find the checksum of files

Distribution: OpenMandriva Cooker
Repository: OpenMandriva Contrib x86_64
Package name: python-fchksum
Package version: 1.7.1
Package release: 10-omv2014.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 48.91 KB
Download size: 21.97 KB
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This module provides quick and easy functions to find checksums of files. It supports md5, crc32, cksum, bsd-style sum, and sysv-style sum. The advantage of using fchksum over the python md5 and zlib(.crc32) modules is both ease of use and speed. You only need to tell it the filename and the actual work is done by C code. Compared to the implementing a read loop in python with the standard python modules, fchksum is up to 2.0x faster in md5 and 1.1x faster in crc32. All checksum functions take a filename as a string, and optional callback function, and callback delay (in seconds), and return a tuple (checksum, size). An empty string may be substituted for filename to read from stdin. The returned size is always a python Long, and the checksum return type varies depending on the function.



  • python-fchksum == 1.7.1-10:2014.1
  • pythonegg(python-fchksum) == 1.7.1

    Install Howto

    1. Enable OpenMandriva Contrib repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install python-fchksum rpm package:
      # urpmi python-fchksum


    • /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/
    • /usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/python_fchksum-1.7.1-py2.7.egg-info
    • /usr/share/doc/python-fchksum/COPYING
    • /usr/share/doc/python-fchksum/Changelog
    • /usr/share/doc/python-fchksum/PKG-INFO
    • /usr/share/doc/python-fchksum/README


    2014-05-15 - Denis Silakov <> 1.7.1-10 + Revision: fb4f64d - Spec cleanup