String::CRC32 − Perl interface for cyclic redundency check

    use String::CRC32;

         $crc = crc32("some string");
    $crc = crc32("some string", initvalue);

         $somestring = "some string";
    $crc = crc32($somestring);

         open(SOMEFILE, "location/of/some.file");
    $crc = crc32(*SOMEFILE);

The CRC32 module calculates CRC sums of 32 bit lenghts.  It
generates the same CRC values as ZMODEM, PKZIP, PICCHECK and
many others.

     Despite its name, this module is able to compute the
checksum of files as well as strings.

    $crc = crc32("some string");

       results in the same as

         $crc = crc32(" string", crc32("some"));

     This is useful for subsequent CRC checking of

     You may even check files:

         open(SOMEFILE, "location/of/some.file");
    $crc = crc32(*SOMEFILE);

     A init value may also been supplied in the above

Soenke J. Peters <>

     Please be so kind as to report any bugs/suggestions to
the above address.

CRC algorithm code taken from CRC−32 by Craig Bruce.  The
module stuff is inspired by a similar perl module called
String::CRC by David Sharnoff & Matthew Dillon.  Horst
Fickenscher told me that it could be useful to supply an
init value to the crc checking function and so I included
this possibility.


     The author of this package disclaims all copyrights and
releases it into the public domain.