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  1. File signature

    In computing, a file signature is data used to identify or verify the content of a file. In particular, it may refer to: ⁕File magic number: bytes within a file used to identify the format of the file; generally a short sequence of bytes placed at the beginning of the file; ⁕File checksum or more generally the result of an hash function over the file content: data used to verify that the file content integrity, generally against transmission errors or malicious attacks. The signature can be included at the end of the file or in a separate file.

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  1. file signature

    A magic number, sense 3.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of file signature in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of file signature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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