Open source file format identification, validation & characterisation
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Currently v1.24 12-03-2020
Details of the latest release, including release notes can be found on GitHub.
JHOVE is a file format identification, validation and characterisation tool. It is implemented as a Java application and is usable on any Unix, Windows, or OS X platform with appropriate Java installation.
JHOVE supports two user interfaces:
  1. A command-line interface
  2. A Swing-based GUI interface
Getting started
The gettting started guide is on this site.
JHOVE is made available by the Open Preservation Foundation under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
Note that some previous versions of JHOVE were released under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
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Copyright © 2015 Open Preservation Foundation.
Updated October 2015
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