(PHP 4 >= 4.0.1, PHP 5)
crc32 — Calculates the crc32 polynomial of a string
Generates the cyclic redundancy checksum polynomial of 32-bit lengths of the str. This is usually used to validate the integrity of data being transmitted.
Because PHP's integer type is signed, and many crc32 checksums will result in negative integers, you need to use the "%u" formatter of sprintf() or printf() to get the string representation of the unsigned crc32 checksum.
Returns the crc32 checksum of str as an integer.
Example #1 Displaying a crc32 checksum
This example shows how to print a converted checksum with the printf() function:
$checksum = crc32("The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.");