checksum in .metadata folder


Hi All, There is a '.metadata.' folder created [in the local machine directory] whenver you upload a file in dimensions.In the '.metadata.' folder, you have 'METADATA-ITEM FILE'.The file content looks like:version=8.5item-uid=5698419item-spec=474654535F50524A3A41343433322E412D5352433B31file-version=1checksum=d6c4ede18ee7cdeed46641d462c3315dfetch-size=137mtime=1404358850is-extracted=0is-headersubst=0moved-from=item-status=494E20444556454C4F504D454E54 Does anyone know what is the 'checksum', it's not matching with UNIX commands 'cksum' or 'sha1sum'.We are looking forward to compare files using this value.Please advise.
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  • Hello,Please be aware that since 12.2 release work area metadata is stored in binary format (one ".dm\.items.dmdb" metadata storage for all files in a folder), text format (.metadata) is still supported in 12.x release line. However since 14.1 text metadata is not supported and automatically converted to binary format on the first update/get from repository.There is dmmeta utility, which still lets you to list metadata properties for work area files and folders.There are no guarantees that metadata properties are stable from release to release, as it is designed for internal use only. Say, MD5 "checksum" may theoretically change to SHA-2 "hash" property one day.Regards,Alex
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  • Hello,Please be aware that since 12.2 release work area metadata is stored in binary format (one ".dm\.items.dmdb" metadata storage for all files in a folder), text format (.metadata) is still supported in 12.x release line. However since 14.1 text metadata is not supported and automatically converted to binary format on the first update/get from repository.There is dmmeta utility, which still lets you to list metadata properties for work area files and folders.There are no guarantees that metadata properties are stable from release to release, as it is designed for internal use only. Say, MD5 "checksum" may theoretically change to SHA-2 "hash" property one day.Regards,Alex
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