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idxtools 0.9

Indexfile API and tools

Latest Version: 0.12.1


Idxtools provides some command line tools and an API to perform operations on index files.

Index files format

Index files are a sort of plain text database files to store metadata information for other files and their content. The format is as follows:


with attribute_list as a semicolon separated list of key = value strings. Here you can find a sample line:

/path/to/file       size=100; id=1; class=MyClass; type=MyType


The package can be installed either using pip:

pip install idxtools

or from source:

git clone
cd idxtools
python install


Version 0.9:
  • Add option to remove command to clear metadata and modify cli to remove multiple files (#1 and #2)
  • Update show command to support ids for replicates (#5)
  • Update signal handler for SIGPIPE (#7)
  • Use logging module (#6)
Version 0.9b1:
  • Initial release
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