File command

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The <code>file</code> command has been a part of Unix distributions for many years.
 
The <code>file</code> command has been a part of Unix distributions for many years.
  
The [http://manpages.debian.net/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=file&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=Debian+6.0+squeeze&format=html&locale=en Debian manpage] gives an overview of its functionality
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The [https://manpages.debian.org/man1/file Debian manpage] gives an overview of its functionality
  
 
The program source includes a database of heuristics for determining file types, which includes a variety of 'magic numbers' which characterise files.  This database is not portable, but is potentially adaptable.
 
The program source includes a database of heuristics for determining file types, which includes a variety of 'magic numbers' which characterise files.  This database is not portable, but is potentially adaptable.

Latest revision as of 13:28, 30 January 2017

Software > File identification software > File command

The file command has been a part of Unix distributions for many years.

The Debian manpage gives an overview of its functionality

The program source includes a database of heuristics for determining file types, which includes a variety of 'magic numbers' which characterise files. This database is not portable, but is potentially adaptable.

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