extract - display meta-data of files

Occasionally I'm dealing with files that are opaque to me. file helps a lot with getting a rough idea of what I'm looking at. Today I discovered extract though. It's a command line tool like file but it doesn't only guess the file type. It also tries to parse metadata from the file and displays it. For now I tested it with audio and image files and it happily displayed ID3 and EXIF infos. This is quite handy.

written by uniq on 2020-01-06