Module Digest

module Digest: sig .. end

Message digest.

This module provides functions to compute 'digests', also known as 'hashes', of arbitrary-length strings or files. The supported hashing algorithms are BLAKE2 and MD5.

Basic functions

The functions in this section use the MD5 hash function to produce 128-bit digests (16 bytes). MD5 is not cryptographically secure. Hence, these functions should not be used for security-sensitive applications. The BLAKE2 functions below are cryptographically secure.

type t = string 

The type of digests: 16-byte strings.

val compare : t -> t -> int

The comparison function for 16-byte digests, with the same specification as compare and the implementation shared with Along with the type t, this function compare allows the module Digest to be passed as argument to the functors Set.Make and Map.Make.

val equal : t -> t -> bool

The equal function for 16-byte digests.

val string : string -> t

Return the digest of the given string.

val bytes : bytes -> t

Return the digest of the given byte sequence.

val substring : string -> int -> int -> t

Digest.substring s ofs len returns the digest of the substring of s starting at index ofs and containing len characters.

val subbytes : bytes -> int -> int -> t

Digest.subbytes s ofs len returns the digest of the subsequence of s starting at index ofs and containing len bytes.

val channel : in_channel -> int -> t

If len is nonnegative, ic len reads len characters from channel ic and returns their digest, or raises End_of_file if end-of-file is reached before len characters are read. If len is negative, ic len reads all characters from ic until end-of-file is reached and return their digest.

val file : string -> t

Return the digest of the file whose name is given.

val output : out_channel -> t -> unit

Write a digest on the given output channel.

val input : in_channel -> t

Read a digest from the given input channel.

val to_hex : t -> string

Return the printable hexadecimal representation of the given digest.

val of_hex : string -> t

Convert a hexadecimal representation back into the corresponding digest.

val from_hex : string -> t

Same function as Digest.of_hex.

Generic interface

module type S = sig .. end

The signature for a hash function that produces digests of length hash_length from character strings, byte arrays, and files.

Specific hash functions

module BLAKE128: S 

BLAKE128 is the BLAKE2b hash function producing 128-bit (16-byte) digests.

module BLAKE256: S 

BLAKE256 is the BLAKE2b hash function producing 256-bit (32-byte) digests.

module BLAKE512: S 

BLAKE512 is the BLAKE2b hash function producing 512-bit (64-byte) digests.

module MD5: S 

MD5 is the MD5 hash function.