Python .elc and /etc/magic
skip at pobox.com
Wed Nov 14 13:27:34 CET 2001
>> And even, if one knows the proper incantations, how do we proceed
>> then for having that `/etc/magic' file more universally modified?
Michael> I have no idea. I hope it's not a case of badgering each
Michael> distro separately...
I hope not, but you never know. From the file(1) man page:
Primary development and maintenance from 1990 to the pre-
sent by Christos Zoulas (christos at astron.com).
Altered by Chris Lowth, chris at lowth.com, 2000: Handle the
``-i'' option to output mime type strings and using an
alternative magic file and internal logic.
Altered by Eric Fischer (enf at pobox.com), July, 2000, to
identify character codes and attempt to identify the lan-
guages of non-ASCII files.
You can obtain the original author's latest version by
anonymous FTP on ftp.astron.com in the directory
My guess is that if you send mods to all three of those people, one of them
will be able to wedge them into the distribution.
Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com - http://www.mojam.com/)
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