(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5, PHP 7, PHP 8)

sha1_fileCalcola l'hash sha1 di un file


sha1_file(string $filename, bool $raw_output = ?): string

Calcola l'hash sha1 di filename usando il » US Secure Hash Algorithm 1, e restituisce l'hash. L'hash è un numero esadecimale di 40 caratteri.

Elenco dei parametri


Il nome del file


Quando è impostato a true, l'hash sha1 è restituito in formato binario con una lunghezza di 20 caratteri. Per default vale false.

Valori restituiti

Restituisce una stringa se ha successo, false negli altri casi.

Log delle modifiche

Versione Descrizione
5.0.0 Aggiunto il parametro raw_output.
5.1.0 Modificata la funzione per utilizzare lr API streams. Ciò significa che si può utlizzare la funzione con i vari warppers, tipo sha1_file('')

Vedere anche:

  • sha1() - Calcola l'hash sha1 di una stringa
  • md5_file() - Calcola l'hash md5 del file dato
  • crc32() - Calcola il crc32 polinomiale di una stringa

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User Contributed Notes 5 notes

xijque at gmail dot com
12 years ago
Just for the record -

As some have pointed out, you have two ways to generate the hash of a file:
Method 1 [this function]: sha1_file($file)
Method 2: sha1(file_get_contents($file))

It's important to realize that these two methods are NOT the same thing. If they were, I seriously doubt this function would exist.

The key difference, as far as I can tell, is how the file's contents are loaded. The second method loads the entirety of $file into memory before passing it to sha1($str). Method two, however, loads the contents of $file as they are needed to create the hash.

If you can guarantee that you'll only ever have to hash relatively small files, this difference means very little. If you have larger ones, though, loading the entirety of file into memory is a bad idea: best case, you slow down your server as it tries to handle the request; worse case, you run out of memory and don't get your hash at all.

Just try to keep this in mind if you decide to load the file's contents yourself, in lieu of using this function. On my system, I was able to use this function to generate the hash of a 2.6GB file in 22 seconds, whereas I could not with the second method, due to an out-of-memory error (which took 185 seconds).
gubatron at gmail dot com
17 years ago
P2P programs like LimeWire utilize sha1 to identify files. However they do it in base32. Here's an utility class if you want to write a Gnutella client in PHP5

Utility base32 SHA1 class for PHP5
Copyright (C) 2006  Karl Magdsick (original author for Python)
                    Angel Leon (ported to PHP5)
                    Lime Wire LLC

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2
of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301, USA.
class SHA1 {

  /** Given a file it creates a magnetmix */
  static function fileSHA1($file) {
    $raw = sha1_file($file,true);
    return SHA1::base32encode($raw);
  } //fileSHA1

  /** Takes raw input and converts it to base32 */
  static function base32encode($input) {
    $output = '';
    $position = 0;
    $storedData = 0;
    $storedBitCount = 0;
    $index = 0;

    while ($index < strlen($input)) {
      $storedData <<= 8;
      $storedData += ord($input[$index]);
      $storedBitCount += 8;
      $index += 1;

      //take as much data as possible out of storedData
      while ($storedBitCount >= 5) {
        $storedBitCount -= 5;
        $output .= SHA1::$BASE32_ALPHABET[$storedData >> $storedBitCount];
        $storedData &= ((1 << $storedBitCount) - 1);
    } //while

    //deal with leftover data
    if ($storedBitCount > 0) {
      $storedData <<= (5-$storedBitCount);
      $output .= SHA1::$BASE32_ALPHABET[$storedData];

    return $output;
  } //base32encode

schiros at invisihosting dot com
16 years ago
If you've got a script that allows user file upload, and you want to prevent multiple uploads of the same file:

        $isDuplicate = false;
        if(isset($_FILES["filename"]["tmp_name"]) && file_exists($_FILES["filename"]["tmp_name"])) {
            $fileHash = sha1_file($_FILES["filename"]["tmp_name"]);
            if(!isset($_SESSION["check_filelist"])) {
                $_SESSION["check_filelist"] = array($fileHash);
            elseif(in_array($fileHash,$_SESSION["check_filelist"])) {
                $isDuplicate = true;   
            else {
                $_SESSION["check_filelist"][] = $fileHash;   
            if($isDuplicate) {
                echo "You've already uploaded that file";   
                // do some stuff   
admin at cmsrevolution dot com
17 years ago
checking the sha1 of the file. ideal for download scripts making sure the file the user is downloading is not currupt
by checking the sha1 key

= './Path/To/Your/';

if (
file_exists($filename)) {
"i see the file";
} else {
"recheck the link file maybe broken";
$file = sha1_file('./Path/To/Your/');

"<br>is file hash valid?";
"hash = add the hash here<br>";
"hash of file :";
vista_ at live dot se
14 years ago
sha1_file($file = null)
is_null($file) || !file_exists($file))
trigger_error('File is null or does not exists');


Remember, it's important to write a corret url like this:
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