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== Description ==
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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 [http://www.openplanetsfoundation.org/blogs/2014-09-27-siegfried-pronom-based-file-format-identification-tool this blog post].
Besides, there is a more detailed description in terms of functionality on the [https://github.com/richardlehane/siegfried Github Page of Siegfried].
Siegfried was first publicly released the 28th february 2014 in version 0.1.
== User Experiences ==
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** The command line tool is very easy to handle. <br />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 ==
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All development activity is visible on GitHub: http://github.com/richardlehane/siegfried/commits
=== Release Feed ===
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=== Activity Feed ===
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