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to hash a file’s contents in python, you can use the md5 module. this comes in handy if you want to screen a directory for duplicate files, for instance.

import md5

my_f = open(“my.file”)
my_s = my_f.read()

my_hash = md5.new(my_s).hexdigest()

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