The sha Module

The sha module provides an alternative way to calculate message signatures, as shown in Example 2-39. It's similar to the md5 module, but generates 160-bit signatures instead.

Example 2-39. Using the sha Module

File: sha-example-1.py

import sha

hash = sha.new()
hash.update("spam, spam, and eggs")

print repr(hash.digest())
print hash.hexdigest()

'3213330326I331272-j303247240345343Tvq364346311'
d1db031649d9ba2d6ac3a7a0e5e3547671f4e6c9

See the md5 examples for more ways to use sha signatures.

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