file 4.16

Description:  Determine file type
Maintainer:  Roman Plessl <rplessl@ee.ethz.ch>
Created:  2006-06-20
Updated:  2006-06-20 (Package Prepared)
Support:  ISG.EE <support@ee.ethz.ch>
Links:  Download, SEPP Dir, INSTALL
OS:  solaris-2.8 sparc sun4u
linux
Categories:  system
Binaries:  gfile
More Info
file is an application to determine the file type. It tests each command argument in an attempt to classify it. There are three sets of tests, performed in this order: filesystem tests, magic number tests, and language tests.