Software: addext

November 25, 2017    projects software dev python


addext is a Python-based command-line tool to add file extensions to files without them, based on their PRONOM identifiers (PUIDs).


The user can choose to use an existing DROID CSV file to give format identifications to addext, or to let addext identify files itself using Siegfried. Once a file format identification has been made, addext checks the associated file extensions for that format in PRONOM. By default, addext will then add the first file extension listed for the format in PRONOM if the file does not already have that extension. In manual mode (pictured above), addext will prompt the user to choose which file extension they would like to add.

See more information (including installation and detailed usage instructions) on Github.