Decode hundreds of file formats and convert or extract content #

Deark is a portable command-line utility that can decode certain types of files, and either convert them to a more-modern or more-readable format, or extract embedded files from them. It also has an option (-d) to display detailed information about a file’s contents and metadata. It’s free and open source.

The demo digs through Inception-like layers in fbm-1.2.tgz to identify and convert a Sun raster image to PNG.

~250 formats, from obscure (BMI, TN3, etc.) to common (MP3, PNG, etc.), are supported:

/nix | Oct 22, 2021


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