Format Identification for Digital Objects (fido)
Format Identification for Digital Objects (fido).
fido is a command-line tool to identify the file formats of digital objects.
It is designed for simple integration into automated work-flows.
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Author: Adam Farquhar (BL), 2010
Maintainer: Maurice de Rooij (OPF/NANETH), 2011, 2012, 2013
Maintainer: Artefactual Systems as part of their affiliate membership of the Foundation, 2015 to present
fido uses the UK National Archives (TNA) PRONOM File Format and Container descriptions.
PRONOM is available from http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pronom/