filtering file types vs. extensions

Ryan Bingham ryanb at
Sun Jun 22 23:21:25 IST 2003

On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 14:16, Julian Field wrote:

> Not a good start.
> The latest File::MMagic module does not understand Linux /usr/share/magic
> files. It complains a lot about them, which makes it useless.
> So I will have to use the "file" command, with a timeout and all that c**p
> to stop DoS attacks on the file command.
> Does everyone's "file" command output the filename followed by a ":"
> followed by 1 or more spaces followed by the file type?

Hi Julian,

Just wondered how this ended up going.  Did it prove more trouble than
it's worth?


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