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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].
 
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].
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Besides, there is a more detailed description in terms of functionality on the Github Page of Siegfried [https://github.com/richardlehane/siegfried].
  
 
== User Experiences ==
 
== User Experiences ==
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The command line tool is very easy to handle. The default output is yaml. This can be changed to csv or json.
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Usual command: sf file.ext (will output in yaml)
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Chante output to json: sf -json file.ext
 
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Revision as of 09:28, 23 April 2015




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


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 [1].

User Experiences

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 Chante output to json: sf -json file.ext

Development Activity



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Contributors

Chlara (17.9%), Yfriese (27.3%), Richardlehane (4.4%), Prwheatley (50.4%)