Alex Merry alexander.merry at
Sun Sep 17 15:17:26 PDT 2006

On Sunday 17 September 2006 23:02, Robert Connolly wrote:
> I like it. It works well. Thanks.
> Is it practical to add a --selftest option which checks known values,

Seems like something that should go in a seperate script to me, 
distributed with the digest script: it is something that is only useful 
to the developer and a seperate script would test the interface to the 
program, which seems the major point of such a test (the digesting is 
done by openssl, which should be tested by it's own [much more 
comprehensive] testsuite).

> to make sure it's working? Also, maybe add openssl's version to
> --version?

Good idea. Something like:
(HLFS) 1.20060917 (using OpenSSL 0.9.8c 05 Sep 2006)

${me} (HLFS) 1.20060917 $(openssl version)

Alex :-)

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