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From Peter Becker <>
Subject Re: Lucene crawler plan
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2003 03:53:27 GMT
Sorry Jack,

after I did send my mail I realized that even many Unix users don't know 
that command and even less people from other platforms. Here are the 
relevant UNIX man pages:

The idea is to recognize files by certain parts in them instead of using 
the extensions. The result of the classic file command is a 
user-readable string, although there have been extensions to MIME types. 
Unfortunately I can't find a pointer for the latter.


Jack Park wrote:

> At 07:21 PM 6/30/2003, you wrote:
>> does anyone know of a Java implementation for file(1) magic?
> Peter,
> Can you explain what file(1) magic is?
> I feel dense. I'd like to help if I can.
> Thanks
> Jack
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