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.

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv3orlatermtjm20 October 2004
License:GFDLv1.3orlatermtjm26 September 2012
For the manual.



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Christian Grothoff Maintainer


Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/libextractor
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportMailing List Info/Archivehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-libextractor
Debian (Ref)https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/libextractor


Software prerequisites

KindDescription
Weak prerequisitezlib
Weak prerequisitelibvorbis

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 February 2018.



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