Operating system disk image checksums

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When creating install disks for linux distros etc. the last thing to do is often to calculate the checksum of the ready disk to make sure it's not corrupt.

How about an instant answer that tells you what OS image a specific hash belong to.

Searching for:
Would return something like:
"Sha1 checksum of ubuntu-14.04-server-i386.iso"

The plugin could probably be triggered by a regex that matches one single md5, sha1 or sha256 hash
As for the source for data, I don't have any great ones. An obvious place to find checksums is in the checksum files of mirrors, but it would need to be scraped and stored locally.


I don't know of any API that could be used for a spice plugin.
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posted by TV 4 years and 4 months ago Link
Hey! I think this is a great idea, appreciate the post.
posted by haversham 4 years and 4 months ago Link
Very good idea in my opinion would be interesting in getting involved; not sure how the scrape would happen. A user generated database may be a good way to start.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 4 months ago Link