Animated Gif's

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pottster
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Animated Gif's

Post by pottster » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:04 am

Is there a way to search for animated gif's (excluding non-animated gif's)?

therube
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Re: Animated Gif's

Post by therube » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:45 pm

Seemingly an animated GIF will have the string, "NETSCAPE2.0" in its header, so a search for that should turn up your wanted GIFs.

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grep -F "NETSCAPE2.0" *.gif
Or any other program that will search file contents.
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pottster
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Re: Animated Gif's

Post by pottster » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:28 am

Thanks for the suggestion. Much appreciated.

Would I have to use a Grep search tool to use this search?

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Re: Animated Gif's

Post by therube » Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:11 pm

Doesn't have to be grep. There are a multitude of tools to search within files.

Or maybe even a picture viewer program, that can filter by .gif, & then further enumerate animated .gif?

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