File: determine file type
File tests each 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. The first test that succeeds causes the file type to be printed. The type printed will usually contain one of the words text (the file contains only printing characters and a few common control characters and is probably safe to read on an ASCII terminal), executable (the file contains the result of compiling a program in a form understandable to some UNIX kernel or another), or data meaning anything else (data is usually `binary' or non-printable). Exceptions are well-known file formats (core files, tar archives) that are known to contain binary data.
Starting with version 4, the file command is not much more than a wrapper around the "magic" library.
If you download the Setup program of the package, any requirements for running applications, such as dynamic link libraries (DLL's) from the dependencies as listed below under Requirements, are already included. If you download the package as Zip files, then you must download and install the dependencies zip file yourself. Developer files (header files and libraries) from other packages are however not included; so if you wish to develop your own applications, you must separately install the required packages.
|• Complete package, except sources||Setup|| |
|• Sources||Setup|| |
|• Binaries||Zip|| |
|• Developer files||Zip|| |
|• Documentation||Zip|| |
|• Sources||Zip|| |
|• Dependencies||Zip|| |
|• Original source||ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/file/file-5.03.tar.gz|
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