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NAME

       fileutil::magic::filetype - Procedures implementing file-type recognition

SYNOPSIS

       package require Tcl  8.4

       package require fileutil::magic::filetype  ?1.0.2?

       ::fileutil::magic::filetype filename

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DESCRIPTION

       This package provides a command for the recognition of file types in pure Tcl.

       The core part of the recognizer was generated from a "magic(5)" file containing the checks
       to perform to recognize files, and associated file-types.

       Beware! This recognizer is large, about 276 Kilobyte of generated Tcl code.

       ::fileutil::magic::filetype filename
              This command is similar to the command fileutil::fileType.

              The output of the command for the specified file is a string describing the type of
              the file.

              This list will be empty if the type of the file is not recognized.

REFERENCES

       [1]    File(1)  sources  [ftp://ftp.astron.com/pub/file/]  This  site contains the current
              sources for the file command, including the  magic  definitions  used  by  it.  The
              latter were used by us to generate this recognizer.

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, type

CATEGORY

       Programming tools