Determine file type (binary or text)
grante at visi.com
Wed Aug 13 20:10:22 CEST 2003
In article <AFm_a.9725$g4.189983 at news1.nokia.com>, Sami Viitanen wrote:
> How can I check if a file is binary or text?
In order to provide an answer, you'll have to define "binary"
> There was some easy way but I forgot it..
To _me_ a file isn't "binary" or "text". Those are two modes
you can use to read a file. The file itself is neutral on the
matter. At least under Windows and Unix. VMS and FILES-11
contained a _lot_ more meta-data and actually did have several
different fundamental file types (fixed length records,
variable length records, byte-stream, etc.).
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