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Old 08-21-2019, 03:06 AM   #7
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You only need to make a string comparison based on that.
But to get the checksum, the file of course has to be read and processed fully first anyway, so using checksums doesn't necessarily make anything faster. For example if you need to do the comparison between 2 files just once, it would be just the same to just directly compare the files at the byte level. That could even be faster than calculating the checksums because you can do an early exit from the comparison algorithm at the first difference between the files, while checksums require to go through the entire file.
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