Determine file types with various mechanisms
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README.md

File-MimeInfo

This module can be used to determine the mime type of a file; it's a replacement for File::MMagic trying to implement the freedesktop specification for using the shared mime-info database. The package comes with a script called mimetype that can be used as a file(1) work-alike.

INSTALLATION

To install this module type the following:

perl Makefile.PL
make
make test
make install

DEPENDENCIES

This module expects the freedesktop mime database to be installed, some linux distributions include it, otherwise it can obtained from:

http://freedesktop.org/Software/shared-mime-info

This module requires these other modules which can be obtained from the CPAN if they are not already installed on your system:

  • Carp
  • Exporter
  • Fcntl
  • Pod::Usage
  • File::Basename
  • File::BaseDir
  • File::DesktopEntry

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

Copyright (c) 2003, 2008 Jaap G Karssenberg. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.