Function

GLibcompute_checksum_for_bytes

Declaration

gchar*
g_compute_checksum_for_bytes (
  GChecksumType checksum_type,
  GBytes* data
)

Description

Computes the checksum for a binary data. This is a convenience wrapper for g_checksum_new(), g_checksum_get_string() and g_checksum_free().

The hexadecimal string returned will be in lower case.

Available since:2.34

Parameters

checksum_type

Type: GChecksumType

A GChecksumType.

data

Type: GBytes

Binary blob to compute the digest of.

The data is owned by the caller of the function.

Return value

Type: gchar*

The digest of the binary data as a string in hexadecimal, or NULL if g_checksum_new() fails for checksum_type. The returned string should be freed with g_free() when done using it.

The caller of the function takes ownership of the data, and is responsible for freeing it.
The return value can be NULL.
The value is a NUL terminated UTF-8 string.