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buzhash

A Go library implementing a buzhash rolling hash function

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License: WTFPL

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buzhash

Package buzhash implements a buzhash algorithm using this defintion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_hash#Cyclic_polynomial.

Rolling hash

Buzhash is a rolling hash function, that means that the current hash sum is the sum of the last n consumed bytes.

Example:

When hashing both messages with a buzhasher with n=16, both messages will have the same hash sum, since the last 16 characters (nstrate buzhash.) are equal.

This can be useful, when searching for a data fragment in large files, without knowing the fragment (only its hash). This is used in binary diff tools, such as rdiff (although they use a different rolling hash function).

Installation

go get github.com/silvasur/buzhash

Documentation

Either install the package and use a local godoc server or use godoc.org