Checksum – Trader’s Dictionary Term

Checksum Trader's Dictionary Term |

Definition For Checksum

Checksum: This is a unique value used to verify files ensuring they are complete, working properly & not damaged in any way. Torrent sites such as DIME & Trader’s Den require them within the download. Knowing how to check & create them is important as a bootleg trader. These files can be used with ANY type of file that you would trade for including audio & video.

Free Software For Checking Files

If you are verifying an audio show in FLAC format you may not get a checksum file, instead the trader may have included a FLAC Fingerprint. Sometimes traders include both types of files to check your audio show.

*Please note I have not tried all of these tools. It’s up to you to test and see what works best for you.

How To’s For Checking Sums In Linux

If you have any information, links or other software programs that work for you please feel free to put them in my comments section on this page!


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HerzeleidMeister is a metal bootleg trader from Little Rock, Arkansas who has traded for many years. He is always looking for Rammstein, Slipknot, Tool, Behemoth, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Marilyn Manson & Opeth bootlegs he does not have.

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