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entify - entify is a program designed to extract using regular expressions all the entities from the files on different resources. This software also provides an interface to look for these entities in any given text.

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entify  Copyright (C) 2014  F. Brezo and Y. Rubio, i3visio


entify is a GPLv3+ piece of software that looks for regular expressions in a series of files in a folder. It can also be imported by other modules to look for entities in any kind of data.

License: GPLv3+

This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program.  If not, see <>.

For more details on this issue, run: python --license


The instructions may vary in the different OS.

Under Linux

We recommend you to create a folder under /var owned by the current user. For instance: # You will need superuser privileges to create this folder  sudo mkdir /var/i3visio # You will need to change the owner to your user to work with it safely # If your user was alice sudo chown alice:alice /var/i3visio

The rest of the installation under Python 2.7 is as follows: # Navigate to the destiny's folder cd /var/i3visio # Cloning the repository git clone entify-master cd entify-master or # Navigate to the destiny's folder cd /var/i3visio # Download wget # Unzip unzip cd entify-master Then you can proceed to the installation. # Superuser privileges are required so as to complete the installation. sudo python build sudo python install Afterwards, the module will be importable from any python code. You can check this by typing: python -c "import entify" If no error is displayed, the installation would have been performed correctly.


So as to run the program, navigate to entify-master/entify/ and run: python -h The usage is described as follows: usage:                  (-r <name> [<name> ...] | -R <regular_expression> [<regular_expression> ...])                  [-e <sum_ext> [<sum_ext> ...]] -f <path_to_input_folder>                  [-o <path_to_output_folder>] [--recursive] [-v <verbosity>]                  [-h] [--version]

The functionalities are described as follows: ``` Input options (one required): -r [ …], –regexp [ …] select the regular expressions to be looked for amongst the following: [‘all’, ‘email’, ‘md5’] -R [ …], –new_regexp [ …] add a new regular expression, for example, for testing purposes.

Input and output arguments: Configuring the input and output options.

-e [ …], –extension [ …] output extension for the summary files (at least one is required). -i , –input_folder path to the file where the list of Classes is stored (one per line). -o , –output_folder path to the output folder where the results will be stored. –recursive Variable to tell the system to perform a recursive search on the folder tree. -v , –verbose select the verbosity level: 0 - none; 1 - normal (default); 2 - debug.

About arguments: Showing additional information about this program.

-h, –help shows this help and exists. –version shows the version of the program and exists. ```

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