Siegfried

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A PRONOM based, command line, file format identification tool using Aho Corasick matching and no buffer limits.
Homepage:http://www.itforarchivists.com/siegfried
License:Apache License 2.0
Function:File Format Identification




Description[edit]

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.

User Experiences[edit]

  • 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

Development Activity[edit]

All development activity is visible on GitHub: http://github.com/richardlehane/siegfried/commits


Release Feed[edit]

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2020-10-11 08:42:15
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.9.1 Version 1.9.1]
by richardlehane
2020-09-22 21:04:08
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.9.0 Version 1.9.0]
by richardlehane
2020-11-16 01:56:59
[tag:github.com,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.9-demo-1 Wikidata playable demo 1.0]
by ross-spencer


Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 commits: Failed to load RSS feed from https://github.com/richardlehane/siegfried/commits/master.atom: There was a problem during the HTTP request: 404 Not Found