Find corrupted jpeg image files

find . -name "*jpg" -exec jpeginfo -c {} \; | grep -E "WARNING|ERROR"
Finds all corrupted jpeg files in current directory and its subdirectories. Displays the error or warning found. The jpeginfo is part of the jpeginfo package in debian. Should you wish to only get corrupted filenames, use cut to extract them : find ./ -name *jpg -exec jpeginfo -c {} \; | grep -E "WARNING|ERROR" | cut -d " " -f 1
Sample Output
./0520-185324.jpg  Corrupt JPEG data: 132 extraneous bytes before marker 0xc0 1024 x 768  24bit Exif  N  341535  Quantization table 0x00 was not defined  [ERROR]

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What Others Think

the *jpg _needs_ to be quoted "*jpg" ! consider using `-iname` instead; especially in the case of removable media.
asmoore82 · 687 weeks and 5 days ago
i see several problems with that... - this only checks jpeg data, but not the metadata. 'exiftool -warning' can be used for the metadata - it calls jpeginfo for every single file, which consumes a lot of resources if run against plenty pictures. - case sensitivity/quoting i tried to post an alternative, but seem to have failed at that :p basically: find . -iname '*.jpg' -print0 | xargs -0 jpeginfo -c find . -iname '*.jpg' -print0 | xargs -0 exiftool -warning
unixmonkey46191 · 498 weeks and 1 day ago
... cut -d " " -f 1 does not work with filenames with whitespaces
lupi · 182 weeks and 5 days ago

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