A replacement for file(1) based on shared-mime-info
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shared-mime-info-file

A replacement for file(1) based on shared-mime-info

This project aims to be, as far as feasible, a POSIX conformant implementation of file(1). A secondary objective is to be a, once again as far as feasible, drop-in replacement for the file command used on virtually any Linux or BSD box out there, that is Ian Darwin’s one. That entails offering a version of libmagic. A last objective is to perform reasonably well. This program is written in Perl and uses Jaap Karssenberg’s File::MimeInfo package available on CPAN.