Txt file considered as program?

Julian Field MailScanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jan 4 14:26:19 GMT 2008

This is because "file -i" uses a totally different file of "magic 
strings" to look for than the normal "file" command does without the "-i".
I would fix it by finding the string in your normal "magic" file that 
triggers the "COM executable" result and comment it out.
My line (RHEL 5) looks like this:
0       byte            0xe9            DOS executable (COM)
so you're looking for a line like that, in /usr/share/file/magic (though 
the location of your "magic" file may vary and will be documented in 
"man file" output.

Thiago Henrique wrote:
> No, if i change the command to file -i the file is identifed correctly:
> morpheus quarantine # file -i ./20080104/1A48799ACB.89983/msg-2327-60.txt
> ./20080104/1A48799ACB.89983/msg-2327-60.txt: text/plain; 
> charset=iso-8859-1
> On Jan 4, 2008 10:58 AM, Steve Freegard <steve.freegard at fsl.com 
> <mailto:steve.freegard at fsl.com>> wrote:
>     Thiago Henrique wrote:
>     > I have the same problem where. When i check the .txt file
>     generated by
>     > Outoolk in reply of some messages this return "DOS executable
>     (COM)".
>     >
>     > Example:
>     > morpheus quarantine # file ./20080104/1A48799ACB.89983/msg-
>     2327-60.txt
>     > ./20080104/1A48799ACB.89983/msg-2327-60.txt: DOS executable (COM)
>     If you change this to 'file -i <file>' does it produce the same
>     executable output?
>     Kind regards,
>     Steve.
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