CyberKiko Directory Digest Documentation

How does Directory Digest work

Directory Digest creates a digest of a selected directory. This digest contains only SHA-1 hashes of files and is much shorter than the actual contents of a directory/files, but it contains enough information to accurately identify changes in the content. You may consider a directory digest as a snapshot of a current state of directory and its contents.

     

Such digests can be copied (most of them will fit a floppy) to a computer, where digest comparison is performed. When two digests are compared, Directory Digest will be able to tell you the differences between directories.

 

Directory Digest only checks the content of files and reports files as being different if their content is not the same. File timestamps and attributes are ignored. Thus, files with the same content, but different timestamps and/or attributes are considered the same.

 

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