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A.9 UI Server: Create and verify checksums for files.

First, the input files need to be specified by one or more FILE commands. Afterwards, the actual operation is requested:

Command: CHECKSUM_CREATE_FILES --nohup

Request that checksums are created for the files specifed by FILE. The choice of checksum algorithm and the destination storage and format for the created checksums depend on the preferences of the user and the functionality provided by the UI server. For directories, the server may offer multiple options to the user (for example ignore or process recursively).

The option --nohup is mandatory. It is currently unspecified what should happen if --nohup is not present. Because --nohup is present, the server always returns OK promptly, and completes the operation asynchronously.

Command: CHECKSUM_VERIFY_FILES --nohup

Request that checksums are created for the files specifed by FILE and verified against previously created and stored checksums. The choice of checksum algorithm and the source storage and format for previously created checksums depend on the preferences of the user and the functionality provided by the UI server. For directories, the server may offer multiple options to the user (for example ignore or process recursively).

If the source storage of previously created checksums is available to the user through the Windows shell, this command may also accept such checksum files as FILE arguments. In this case, the UI server should instead verify the checksum of the referenced files as if they were given as INPUT files.

The option --nohup is mandatory. It is currently unspecified what should happen if --nohup is not present. Because --nohup is present, the server always returns OK promptly, and completes the operation asynchronously.


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