CRC-32

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Name CRC-32
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CRC-32 is a family of 32-bit hash functions used to detect accidental data corruption.

The term CRC-32 by itself usually means the IEEE CRC-32 algorithm. Other members of the CRC-32 family include CRC-32Q, CRC-32C (Castagnoli), and CRC-32K (Koopman).

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There seems to be no widely available Unix utility that computes a standard CRC-32. The POSIX cksum utility does not use the standard CRC-32 algorithm.

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