Created a "file" like command in python (see man 4 magic) and face a showstoper bug

Thomas Mangin thomas.mangin at free.fr
Mon Jun 3 21:13:50 CEST 2002


Hi,

I wrote some code perform "file" like operation and I am facing a
nasty bug.

the files can be found at : ftp://www.slhan.org/source/circle/

It produce the same output that "file":

# ./magic.py core
core: ELF 32-bit LSB core file of 'vi' (signal 11), Intel 80386,
version 1 (SYSV)

# ./magic.py jpg_good.jpg
jpg_good.jpg: JPEG image data, JFIF standard 1.01, resolution (DPI),
50 x 50

# ./magic.py jpg_bad.jpg
jpg_bad.jpg: JPEG image data, EXIF standard %d.73, 10752 x 2048

Note the %d !

The code causing problem is :

if replace:
  try:
    mime = mime % replace
  except:
    pass

In both case mime is containing the string "%d." and replace is in
both case of type int and valued 1 and 0.

Any idea ?

Thomas Mangin



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