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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


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

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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