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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
Function:File Format Identification


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:

Release Feed[edit]

Below the last 3 release feeds:

2023-12-17 15:08:30
[,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.11.0 Version 1.11.0]
by github-actions[bot]
2023-12-17 14:49:15
[,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.10.2 Version v1.10.2]
by richardlehane
2023-12-16 13:38:33
[,2008:Repository/17277958/v1.11.0-rc7 Version 1.11.0-rc7]
by github-actions[bot]

Activity Feed[edit]

Below the last 5 commits:

2023-12-17 15:10:36
[,2008:Grit::Commit/aa72ecceaa3e302add1d89cd1767e45d3a20255a correct version numbering]
by richardlehane
2023-12-17 14:56:48
[,2008:Grit::Commit/93aab76ea2c78d0c02fdf185bc8c9c27f6b2affe latest signatures]
by richardlehane
2023-12-17 14:54:23
[,2008:Grit::Commit/19c94d559c345ef96e1789806a90253220ec1f47 update release date]
by richardlehane
2023-12-17 14:54:08
[,2008:Grit::Commit/629635449f25cc9e2165b15a2250436b0f3125a3 Merge branch 'develop']
by richardlehane
2023-12-17 14:42:11
[,2008:Grit::Commit/9fb8107f3d0020ac26f1e8f4e31804d386d6a0ac backport fixes so 1.10.0 can build signatures]
by richardlehane