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Bash Scripts for Audio-Visual Preservation
It is easier to port a shell than a shell script.
Bash AVpres is a set of Bash scripts for audio-visual preservation, used on a daily base at our conservation and restoration lab, AV Preservation by reto.ch. These small programs are designed for both to be used individually and to be chained each other as needed. The scripts are released under a 3-Clause BSD License and provided “as is” without warranty or support of any kind. Bug reports are very welcome, as usual.
Elements of the Set
All the scripts come with a short embedded help message and the more complex ones also with a manual page (“man”). The command
$ bash_avpres Bash AVpres 2020-11-21 provides the following commands (* with man): * make_bagit * verify_bagit bash_avpres * make_ffv1 verify_ffv1 engine_ffmprovisr * make_framemd5 verify_framemd5 * ffmpeg_head * make_h264 verify_manifest * missing_files * make_manifest * name_hash * make_prores * undo_bagit nano_config $
The scripts can be run from everywhere, without any specific installation. Of course, they have to be executable; if they aren’t, run for example
In addition, two possibilities are provided for a regular installation at the root: via a Homebrew formula and via a Makefile.
Run the following two commands in the Terminal:
brew tap avpres/formulae brew install avpres/formulae/bash-avpres
As usual, classical directions are recalled in the
cd bash-avpres-2020-11-21 ./configure make install
The Bash AVpres scripts have been used successfully on various modern x86_64 architectures running under the following operating systems:
The scripts have been programmed to run also on the old Bash version 3.2 (released on 2006–10–11), which sadly still comes with the Apple computers. However, we strongly advise to install the current Bash version 5.0 (released on 2019–01–07) also on computers running under macOS.
The source code of the Bash AVpres package is available on our website as a “.tar.gz” file, a TAR archive which was compressed with