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Open Source with OPF: Digital Preservation at your Command – part II

31st Jan 2013 : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


In Digital Preservation at your Command – Part I, attendees learned how to find content, create a checksum, identify files and create a basic manifest / profile.

This webinar shows the difference between the command line interfaces of MS-DOS, Linux and Apple. It explains how tools work together and how to create a custom directory listing command which adds file format information to its output. Similar results can be achieved in MS-DOS, Linux and Apple, there is no need to install anything.

The webinar covers:

  • Comparison of command line interfaces (DOS, Linux, Apple)
  • Invoking a command line application
  • Input/output and redirection of a command line application
  • Using command line applications to create custom functionality

This session is aimed at:

  • Practitioners with basic IT skills looking to get some hands on experience of using command line tools perform some basic digital preservation tasks.
  • Developers who are new to Digital Preservation, or inexperienced with the use of linux command line tools.

Session lead

Maurice de Rooij, National Archives of The Netherlands

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31st Jan 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Open Preservation Foundation