Just another perl hacker somewhere near Disneyland
When I rightclick on a file on my work Windows system and go to File-Properties, there's a "NetWare Version" tab which has a "View Version, Copyright, and Check Sum Info" button. When you click that, you get a 48-bit checksum of the file in hex. Does anyone know how this checksum is calculated, or even how to find an external exe to run (or a dll and how to use it) to get this value? I've tried comparing the value against as many known checksum algorithms as possible before tearing my hair out.
Update: and why I want this? We are currently required to enter this value into some document, and the only way to cut n paste it is via screen copy...you can not copy just the text.
Update: nevermind...we have switched to using Jacksum.