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sr #108103: Add a sha/md5 crytographic digest/hash generation to verify scripts before execution - and other uses.

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Submitted on:  Wed 08 Aug 2012 06:24:15 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  1 - Wish Status:  Wont Do
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
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Thu 28 Nov 2013 04:06:01 AM UTC, comment #2:

I'd have to agree with Jonathan. You could make shell functions to wrap source and exec, and use them for files that might have changed.

Or you could put the "check-for-change and then execute" logic into a file, and have the possibly-updated file in another location. So you'd get the protection you want for just the files you do this for, without having to change every possible caller.

Peter Cordes <pcordes>
Fri 01 Nov 2013 01:16:22 AM UTC, comment #1:

Hi, this is my first post here, I really want to help with some code. In this case I can't figure out why this should be built-in in bash, if you can easily calculate the md5 or sha-1 of any file on the command line?

Jonathan Granade <webbie>
Wed 08 Aug 2012 06:24:15 PM UTC, original submission:

With the rise of services like dropbox, it makes it possible for a user to store 'shared' bashrc scripts in these services.

This is a feature request to add SHA or other cryptographic hash ability as a builtin so that for example a hash can be passed to an exec or source and a message can be printed to inform the user that the script has been modified.



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