filetype rules and pptx files

Paul Lemmons paul.lemmons at
Tue May 5 21:29:59 IST 2009

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Subject: filetype rules and pptx files
From: Eli Wapniarski <eli at>
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Date: 05/05/2009 01:15 PM
> 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?
> Eli
And I quote (my CIO)...

"...In order to send the file, I have to save it in 93-97 format and 
resend. A real pain and unnecessary. Please fix so I can send pptx 

So, there I am :/
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