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A PRONOM based, command line, file format identification tool using Aho Corasick matching and no buffer limits.
License:Apache License 2.0


[edit] Description

Siegried is a file format identification tool that, like DROID and Fido, is based on PRONOM. However, it uses a different pattern matching algorithm that offers different strengths and weaknesses to those other PRONOM based tools. A detailed description of the tool and why it was created can be found in this blog post. Besides, there is a more detailed description in terms of functionality on the Github Page of Siegfried.

Siegfried was first publicly released the 28th february 2014 in version 0.1.

[edit] User Experiences

  • ZBW:
    • The command line tool is very easy to handle.
      The default output is yaml. This can be changed to csv or json.
      • Usual command: sf file.ext (will output in yaml)
      • Change output to csv: sf -csv file.ext
      • Change output to json: sf -json file.ext
    • It is also possible to save the output in an external file:
      • sf file.ext >output.yml
      • sf -csv file.ext >output.csv
      • sf -json file.ext >output.json

[edit] Development Activity

All development activity is visible on GitHub:

[edit] Release Feed

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2017-12-02 04:27:17
[,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.7.8 Version 1.7.8]
by richardlehane
2017-11-30 04:55:19
[,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.7.7 Version 1.7.7]
by richardlehane
2017-10-04 11:11:25
[,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.7.6 Version 1.7.6]
by richardlehane

[edit] Activity Feed

Below the last 5 commits:

2017-12-02 04:23:19
[,2008:Grit::Commit/a5514866de4618ea5b268aec488783e8fe4ee02b update version to 1.7.8]
by richardlehane
2017-12-02 04:22:52
[,2008:Grit::Commit/c91d97d6efc98b143df766db3f506aa973f75f74 rebuild signatures]
by richardlehane
2017-12-02 04:22:36
[,2008:Grit::Commit/5487454c8ec5695887ab40656047e7fe31b36e79 update LOC to 2017-09-28]
by richardlehane
2017-12-02 04:22:10
[,2008:Grit::Commit/2186c2909bb9f0c6bbbb21a60f55fdb7bc0e7f86 update sets]
by richardlehane
2017-12-02 04:21:52
[,2008:Grit::Commit/26f4299fcf713db0f82e7042a649d3e5e544891c update PRONOM v93; fixes #99]
by richardlehane


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