filetype rules and pptx files

Eli Wapniarski eli at
Tue May 5 21:15:27 IST 2009

On Tuesday 05 May 2009 20:44:49 Paul Lemmons wrote:
> Our CIO (of all people) is trying to send a PowerPoint 2007 document and 
> it is getting rejected. It turns out that the .pptx file is really a zip 
> archive and within that archive there is a file named "0000.dat" which 
> is getting identified as a DOS executable. When I extract the file and 
> run the file command against it I get the following:

Why is your cio trying to send a pptx (powerpoint xml) file? Why not send it as a standard ppt file?


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