Ubuntu 12.04 -- Is there a setting in file-roller to display archive checksum and the included file checksum?

Asked by bnsmith001 on 2012-07-13

Okay, I admit that I also use Windows and various compression tools there.

The one feature that WinRar shows that I'd really like to see in File-Roller is the checksum for every included file... I believe that the included checksum is CRC32.

Would it be a major deal to insert the checksum column in the included file list?

Thank you.

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I suggest you report a bug

bnsmith001 (bnsmith001) said : #2

Yet, an enhancement is not a bug. File-roller works perfectly well without the display of the checksum. Thus, nottabug.

Most compression tools store in the internal file table a checksum of some kind... to do validation on the integrity of the compressed file - ie, 'the uncompressed file had a CRC32 or MD5 or SHA999 for $$$$$$$$$ [A/N hash]'.

All that I am suggesting is that it would be really nice if file-roller displayed that hash included in the compressed package if there is an internal checksum included in the compressed package.
That you have some way to check the file after you extract.

This is merely a suggestion that file-roller be as helpful as winzip or winrar from that other OS.;)

Could report a bug, or post on:

http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com

bnsmith001 (bnsmith001) said : #4

Thank you for the information about brainstorm.

The related question that I have would be when this enhancement would hit the ubuntu repos.

I would hate to have to add yet another ppa, because it will take three years to be approved for the ubuntu repos.

This question thread is not solved.

If anyone wants to report this enhancement as a bug, I have no control over that.

I will keep watchon this thread, AND (as suggested) request this enhancement on brainstorm.

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