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VeriTAR [Veri(fy)TAR] is a command-line utility that verifies the MD5 sums of files within a tar archive. Due to the limitations of the tar ("ustar") format, the MD5 sums are retrieved from a separate file and are checked against the MD5 sums of the files within the tar archive. The process takes place without actually exctracting the files. It works even with corrupted tar archives. The program carries on to the next file within the archive, skipping the damaged parts. At the moment, this relies on internal functions of Python's tarfile module.

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  •  06 Dec 2007 00:47

    Release Notes: Code redesign. Translation of TAR member types. Various minor fixes. Command line options for message detail. The program now processes only TAR members that are 'regular files'. Counters and summary, a timer, an installation script, and a launch script have been added.

    •  02 Dec 2007 01:23

      No changes have been submitted for this release.


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