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Open Source with OPF: Digital Preservation at your Command

8th Nov 2012 : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


This webinar demonstrates the use of linux command line tools to create quick manifests of digital material. Similar results can be achieved on Windows machines with Cygwin (http://www.cygwin.com/) installed.

There are demonstrations of the following tools:

  • find– to locate content and recurse directory structures.
  • md5sum / sha256sum– to create checksums of content.
  • the file utility– to identify digital content formats.
  • grep, sort, & cut– to summarise results into a basic manifest / profile (and perhaps a little sed)…

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

Carl Wilson, Open Preservation Foundation

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8th Nov 2012
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Open Preservation Foundation