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       cookfp - calculate file fingerprint


       cookfp [ option...  ][ filename...  ]
       cookfp -Help
       cookfp -VERSion


       The  cookfp  program  is  used to calculate the fingerprints of files.  A fingerprint is a
       hash of the contents of a file.  The default fingerprint is cryptographically  strong,  so
       the  probability  of  two  different  files  having the same fingerprint is less than 1 in

       The fingerprint is  based  on  Dan  Berstien  <>  public  domain
       fingerprint  0.50  beta package 930809, posted to the alt.sources newsgroup.  This program
       produces identical results; the expected test results were generated using Dan's package.

       The fingerprint is a  base-64-sanely-encoded  fingerprint  of  the  input.   Imagine  this
       fingerprint  as  something  universal and permanent.  A fingerprint is 76 characters long,
       containing the following:

       1.  A Snefru-8 (version 2.5, 8 passes, 512->256) hash.  (Derived  from  the  Xerox  Secure
           Hash Function.)

       2.  An MD5 hash, as per RFC 1321.  (Derived from the RSADSI MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm.)

       3.  A CRC checksum, as in the new cksum utility.

       4.  Length modulo 2^40.

       The  output  format  is not expected to be compatible with anything.  However, options are
       available to produce the purported output of Merkle's snefru program, the purported output
       of RSADSI's mddriver -x, or the purported output of the POSIX cksum program.

       If  no  files  are named as input, the standard input will be used.  The special file name
       ``-'' is understood to mean the standard input.


       The following options are understood:

               Print the CRC32 checksum and length of the named file(s).

               Print a condensed form of the fingerprint (obtained by performing a CRC32 checksum
               on  the  full  fingerprint  described  above  -  a definite overkill).  This is an
               8-digit hexadecimal number, useful for generating unique short identifiers out  of
               long  names.   The  first character is forced to be a letter (g-p), so there is no
               problem in using the output as a variable name.

               Provide some help with using the cookfp program.

               Print the RSA Data Security, Inc. MD5 Message-Digest Algorithm hash of  the  named

       -Snefru Print  the  Snefru  hash  of the named file(s), derived from the Xerox Secure Hash

               Print the version of the cookfp program being executed.

       All other options will produce a diagnostic error.

       All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the upper case  letters,
       all  lower  case  letters  and  underscores  (_)  are  optional.  You must use consecutive
       sequences of optional letters.

       All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper  case  or  lower  case  or  a
       combination of both, case is not important.

       For  example: the arguments "-help", "-HEL" and "-h" are all interpreted to mean the -Help
       option.  The  argument  "-hlp"  will  not  be  understood,  because  consecutive  optional
       characters were not supplied.

       Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on the command line.

       The  GNU  long  option  names are understood.  Since all option names for cookfp are long,
       this means ignoring the extra  leading  '-'.   The  "--option=value"  convention  is  also


       The  cookfp  command  will  exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The cookfp command will
       only exit with a status of 0 if there are no errors.


       cookfp version 2.33
       Copyright (C) 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,  1995,  1996,  1997,  1998,  1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Peter Miller

       The cookfp program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use the 'cookfp -VERSion
       License' command.  This is free software and you are  welcome  to  redistribute  it  under
       certain conditions; for details use the 'cookfp -VERSion License' command.


       Peter Miller   E-Mail:
       /\/\*             WWW:

       Portions  of  this  program  are  derived  from  sources from other people, sometimes with
       liberal copyrights, and sometimes in the public domain.  These include:

       Dan Bernstien
               See common/fp/README for details.

       Gary S Brown.
               See common/fp/crc32.c for details.

       RSA Data Security, Inc.
               See common/fp/md5.c for details.

       Xerox Corporation
               See common/fp/snefru.c for details.

       In addition to  the  above  copyright  holders,  there  have  been  numerous  authors  and
       contributors,  see  the  named files for details.  Files names are relative to the root of
       the cook distribution.