Does anyone know software for File format identification? I don't mean identification by file extension but by analyzing the byte stream. I would be interested in an open-source platform on which to develop. Thanks
You can use DROID (Digital Record Object Identification):
- Open source (Java, BSD)
- Perform automated batch identification of file formats.
file. Guessing by so-called "magics" (first-bytes of a file), not by extension.
filecommand; you run this on the command-line. I didn't make this an answer now as it's not available for Windows.