Open Planets Foundation - File Scanner

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Title Open Planets Foundation - File Scanner (OPFFS for short)
Detailed description Problem: What the hell is on this hard disk / directory!?!
Tools Problem: While there are tons to tools available, none are so incredibly easy to install that a normal user can answer this question themselves.
Aim: Design a wrapper to a number of well managed tools which can be installed and run in one click!
Solution: The opffs tool wraps 'file' and 'exiftool' to analyse files. opffs generates reports in csv which can be imported into excel. It has been packaged as a debian package allowing one click install. 'file' and 'exiftool' are dependancies which opffs requires, it DOES NOT package them, this way third party packages can remain up to date via their own package management.
Solution Champion David Tarrant <davetaz [[email protected]] >
Corresponding Issue(s) Identifying content and Sorting
Tool/code link

debian repository (add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list) 

deb packages/
Installation On Debian/Ubuntu:
  * Add the debian repository to your apt sources at outlined above
  * apt-get update
  * apt-get install opffs
Usage #opffs /absolute/path/to/files
Tool Registry Link file - The Unix file tool
exiftool - A tool to process metadata from files which embed XMP and related metadata
Evaluation Notes from final presentation at the hackathon:

Dev: This shouldn't really be a problem! This should have been solved by this community already!
Dev: Starting with vanilla machine with content to explore. Demoed installation and run of code using Debian

Dev: ID tools aren't wrapped just called as required so keeping tools up to date does not require further effort (eg. in comparison with FITS approach)
Dev: Shows summary data and more detailed propertiesand outputs as CSV to allow easy analysis in Excel etc.

Dev: Can easily modify to output data in different forms
CO: Really useful. Output is huge, so next stage is around analysis of results and next steps.
CO: Useful to kick of debate within institution of uptake of preservation tools and embedding in processes etc
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