animated cursors

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Sat Mar 31 11:27:05 CEST 2007

On 30/03/07, Ken A <ka at> wrote:
> re:
> Am I correct that a line like so in filetype.rules.conf will block
> animated cursors.
> deny    RIFF            No animated cursors     No animated cursor
> They are already blocked in filename.rules.conf, but you know how
> windows apps like to open files based on contents!

Yes... and then some (RIFF is a container thing)... Observe:
# file /mnt/win_c/WINDOWS/Cursors/handno.ani
/mnt/win_c/WINDOWS/Cursors/handno.ani: RIFF (little-endian) data,
animated cursor
# file /usr/lib/childsplay/lib/MultiTablesData/correct.wav
/usr/lib/childsplay/lib/MultiTablesData/correct.wav: RIFF
(little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft PCM, 8 bit, mono 22050 Hz

Might be OK for you, but perhaps you shouldn't assume it to be an
animated cursor right off the bat:-). Why not use "cursor" or even
"animated" instead? A plain cursor file (.cur) is identified as some
Lotus 1-2-3 format on my system here:-).

-- Glenn
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