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Check if a file equals to other

Well i have one file on my server and other on my computer. What i want to do is a simple updater that checks if the file of my computer is equal to the one uploaded in the server. (If it's equal then it hasn't been updated, if it's not equal then download)

I'm using QNetworkAccessManager to download files. Any idea?

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Kazuma Avatar asked Dec 15 '11 08:12


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1 Answers

You can generate a checksum from a file in the following way:

QCryptographicHash hash( QCryptographicHash::Sha1 );
QFile file( fileName );

if ( file.open( QIODevice::ReadOnly ) ) {
    hash.addData( file.readAll() );
} else {
    // Handle "cannot open file" error

// Retrieve the SHA1 signature of the file
QByteArray sig = hash.result();

Do this for both files (while somehow getting the signature from one machine to the other) and compare the results.

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JediLlama Avatar answered Oct 09 '22 08:10