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libextractor

https://www.gnu.org/software/libextractor/
'libextractor' extracts meta-data from files of arbitrary type. It uses helper-libraries to perform the actual extraction, and is trivially extendable by linking against external extractors for additional file types. Its goal is to provide developers of file-sharing networks, file managers, and WWW-indexing bots with a universal library to obtain meta-data about files. 'libextractor' includes the command "extract" that can extract meta-data from a file and print the results to stdout. Currently, it supports the formats HTML, PDF, PS, OLE2 (doc, xls, ppt), StarOffice, OpenOffice, MAN, DVI, MP3 (ID3v1, ID3v2), OGG, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, DEB, RPM, TAR(.GZ), ZIP, Real, QT, MPEG, RIFF (AVI), ASF, and ELF. It also detects various MIME types, and can compute hash functions (SHA-1, MD5, ripemd160). A Java binding (JNI) is available.

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Download version 1.3 (stable)
released on 23 December 2013

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GPLv3orlatermtjm20 October 2004
GFDLv1.3orlatermtjm26 September 2012
For the manual.



Leaders and contributors

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Christian Grothoff Maintainer


Resources and communication

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Bug Tracking,Developer,Support Mailing List Info/Archive https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-libextractor


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite zlib
Weak prerequisite libvorbis

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 January 2014.



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