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WhatIsThatFile.com

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2006-04-02

WhatIsThatFile.com is a new site to help identify files based on the name rather than the contents.

This would be a good resource, but currently they only have a little over 2000 entries. Considering that I have 125,197 files on my main development machine, the coverage is rather incomplete.

They need to come up with some ways to bulk-add entries. It will take forever if they wait for people to add files one-by-one. They should try to do an initial population by looking at all the files installed by various common programs. Certainly all the standard operating-system files should be in it already.

They have a very simple REST API to query their database, which is pretty nice.

Tags: identification

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