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eeasyhash makes node.js crypto easy!

I was sick of reinitializing node.js's hash function to just hash a single string that was already buffered in memory.

So, I created this little library (with tests) that makes it very easy to take the hash of a string (or Buffer);

Example:

A re-usable function is returned:

  var md5 = easyhash.hex('md5');
  md5("Aaron Blohowiak");
  //"c4cba515c08b8d502826a56ccb63d2ec8e5dd1e3"

  md5("ezhash");
  //"6e4601b041ce96363e68ef99ca7ad7a77ff000da"

Old Way to get a b64-uri encoded hash of two strings:

  createHsh = require("crypto").createHash;

  results = {};

  var hsh = createHsh("sha1");
  results["Aaron Blohowiak"] = hsh.update("Aaron Blohowiak").digest("base64").replace(/\//g, '-').replace(/\+/g, '_').replace(/=+$/, '');

  var hsh2 = createHsh("sha1"); // cannot re-use Crypto hashes!
  results["this stinks"] = hsh.update("this stinks").digest("base64").replace(/\//g, '-').replace(/\+/g, '_').replace(/=+$/, '');

New Way to get a b64-uri encoded sha1 of two strings:

  var sha1 = easyhash('sha1');
  results = {};

  results["Aaron Blohowiak"] = sha1("Aaron Blohowiak");
  results["this rocks"] = sha1("this rocks");

WARNING!

The function calls create a new Crypto hash for each successive call and then get the current digest.

WHEN YOU WANT THIS:

When you are hashing independent strings.

WHEN YOU DO NOT WANT THIS:

When you are hashing a stream, like if you were streaming a file from disk.


API

require("easyhash") - function(name, uri=true):

Takes a name, ['md5', 'sha1'...] and returns a function, function(str) that takes a string and returns its hash in base64-uri encoding -- tr('/+', '-_').replace('=',''). Set uri to false if you want standard base64 encoding.

require("easyhash").hex - function(name):

As above, but returning a function that takes a string and returns its hash in hexadecimal encoding.

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