Concerning the Filetype recognition routines

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Jun 26 16:00:53 IST 2003

At 15:50 26/06/2003, you wrote:
>I just found this on freshmeat
>  FileType
>      by Paul L Daniels - Sunday, February 23rd 2003 04:02  PDT
>         Section: Software
>  FileType is a file type detection engine written in C. It will appeal to
> coders looking for functionality similar to that provided by the 'file'
> command. FileType is compact (less than 20K binary), efficient, and very
> portable. FileType is part of the family of software created from the
> commercial Xamime email filtering project.
>Maybe this could be useful to Mailscanner ?

I just use the "file" command. Everyone's got it and there's no secret
magic about adding new file types to it, it's all in "man magic".
Julian Field
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