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README.rst

MIME_Type

PHP library to detect, parse and work with MIME types.

Features:

  • Parse MIME types
  • Supports full RFC 2045 specification
  • Many utility functions for working with and determining info about types
  • Most functions can be called statically
  • Autodetect a file's mime-type, either with fileinfo extension, mime_magic extension, the 'file' command or an in-built file extension mapping list

Installation

PEAR

$ pear install MIME_Type

Composer

$ composer require pear/mime_type

Usage

See the examples in the docs/examples/ directory and the official documentation.

Detecting a file's MIME type

<?php
require_once 'MIME/Type.php';
$type = MIME_Type::autoDetect('/path/to/file');
if (PEAR::isError($type)) {
    echo 'Error: ' . $type->getMessage() . "\n";
    exit(1);
} else {
    echo 'MIME type: ' . $type . "\n";
}
?>

Links

Homepage
http://pear.php.net/package/MIME_Type
Bug tracker
http://pear.php.net/bugs/search.php?cmd=display&package_name[]=MIME_Type
Documentation
http://pear.php.net/package/MIME_Type/docs
Unit test status

https://travis-ci.org/pear/MIME_Type

https://travis-ci.org/pear/MIME_Type.svg?branch=master

Development

Updating extension mapping

The built-in extension-to-type mapping list can be updated from apache's source code repository:

$ ./scripts/update-mimelist.php
...
785 new, 28 updated, 168 same, 5 own, 986 total
Code updated

The file MIME/Type/Extension.php will be changed now.

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