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NAME

       fileutil::magic::cfront - Generator core for compiler of magic(5) files

SYNOPSIS

       package require Tcl  8.4

       package require fileutil::magic::cfront  ?1.0?

       package require fileutil::magic::cgen  ?1.0?

       package require fileutil::magic::rt  ?1.0?

       package require struct::list

       package require fileutil

       ::fileutil::magic::cfront::compile path...

       ::fileutil::magic::cfront::procdef procname path...

       ::fileutil::magic::cfront::install path...

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DESCRIPTION

       This  package provides the frontend of a compiler of magic(5) files into recognizers based
       on the fileutil::magic::rt recognizer runtime package. For the generator  backed  used  by
       this compiler see the package fileutil::magic::cgen.

COMMANDS

       ::fileutil::magic::cfront::compile path...
              This  command takes the paths of one or more files and directories and compiles all
              the files, and the files in all the directories into a single  recognizer  for  all
              the file types specified in these files.

              All the files have to be in the format specified by magic(5).

              The result of the command is a Tcl script containing the generated recognizer.

       ::fileutil::magic::cfront::procdef procname path...
              This  command  behaves  like  ::fileutil::magic::cfront::compile with regard to the
              specified path arguments,  then  wraps  the  resulting  recognizer  script  into  a
              procedure  named procname, puts code setting up the namespace of procname in front,
              and returns the resulting script.

       ::fileutil::magic::cfront::install path...
              This command uses ::fileutil::magic::cfront::procdef to compile each of  the  paths
              into a recognizer procedure and installs the result in the current interpreter.

              The  name of each new procedure is derived from the name of the file/directory used
              in its creation, with  file/directory  "FOO"  causing  the  creation  of  procedure
              ::fileutil::magic::/FOO::run.

BUGS, IDEAS, FEEDBACK

       This  document,  and  the  package  it  describes, will undoubtedly contain bugs and other
       problems.  Please report such in the category fileutil :: magic of the Tcllib SF  Trackers
       [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=12883].    Please  also  report  any  ideas  for
       enhancements you may have for either package and/or documentation.

SEE ALSO

       file(1), fileutil, magic(5)

KEYWORDS

       file recognition, file type, file utilities, mime, type

CATEGORY

       Programming tools