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= Ruby FileMagic Library Binding == Summary ruby-filemagic provides a ruby binding to GNU libmagic. == Prerequisites GNU file package to provide libmagic (tested with 5.04). On Debian-like Linux systems this is provided by package libmagic-dev. For Solaris systems sunfreeware.com provides package SMCfile. == Build and install To build either: rake build or run: ruby extconf.rb make To install (non-gem) either: rake install or run: make install == Gem To create a gem, build as above then either: rake gem or run: gem build ruby-filemagic.gemspec == Tests Note that tests may fail if you have a different version of libmagic since the file content descriptive text may vary slightly. For example, a plain file gives these differing results: libmagic v5.04: text/plain; charset=us-ascii libmagic v4.26: text/plain charset=us-ascii To run the unit tests: rake test or run: ruby test/regress.rb == Examples require 'filemagic' magic = FileMagic.new puts magic.file('/tmp/foo') magic.close == Copying The filemagic extension library is copywrited free software by Travis Whitton <email@example.com>. You can redistribute it under the terms specified in the COPYING file of the Ruby distribution. == WARRANTY THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTIBILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.