Allows to detect file type by recognition of binary signatures. Database with signatures can be downloaded from author site or trained by user with program named TrIDScan(see at author site).
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- - TrID is the most popular Web-based, Windows & Linux alternative to file.
- - TrID is the most popular free alternative to file.
xdg-utils is a set of tools that allows applications to easily integrate with the desktop environment of the user, regardless of the specific desktop environment that the user runs.
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- - xdg-utils is the most popular Open Source alternative to file.
TRIDNet is the GUI version of TrID, probably more practical to use than the CLI version, especially for those not very familiar with the command line prompt.Suggest and vote on features
- PortableTrIDNet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
TrIDNet v1.95 - 26/01/16. As from 2021 Feb it does work fine on Windows 10
Identify files based on the libmagic database in your browser. HTML5/JS port of the "file" tool. No downloads, no installation and no uploads!.Toolsley File Identifier has no features, suggest some!
HexBrowser is a tool that identifies file types. It does not care about the file extension, but opens each file to look for signatures so it can determine the exact type of a file. It now recognizes more than 800 different file formats.HexBrowser has no features, suggest some!
DROID (Digital Record and Object Identification) is a software tool developed by The National Archives to perform automated batch identification of file formats. Developed by its Digital Preservation Department as part of its broader digital preservation activities, DROID is...
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- - DROID is the most popular Mac alternative to file.
JHOVE is a file format identification, validation and characterisation tool. It is implemented as a Java application and is usable on any Unix, Windows, or OS X platform with appropriate Java installation.Suggest and vote on features
- Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsJHOVE can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.