Libextractor

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libextractor

https://www.gnu.org/software/libextractor/
Extracts metadata information from files

'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.

Documentation

https://www.gnu.org/software/libextractor/manual/

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlaterBendikker17 May 2018



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Christian Grothoff Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/libextractor
Generalhttps://translationproject.org/domain/libextractor.html
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://gnunet.org/git/libextractor.git
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/libextractor
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-libextractor
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libextractor
Downloadhttps://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/libextractor


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Weak prerequisitelibvorbis
Weak prerequisitezlib

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 17 May 2018.



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