content type of the uploaded file

Diez B. Roggisch nospam-deets at
Mon Feb 23 16:05:23 CET 2004

ketulp_baroda at wrote:
> I want to determine the content type of uploaded file.
> File was uploaded by using <input type=file>.
> How can I determine the content type?

I don't know if the http-spec does require a mime-type - neverless you can't
and shouldn't trust that a uploaded file is what the user wants you to
believe it is.... so it would be the best to invoke 'file' on your received
file. It has the -i option to give you the mime-type.


Diez B. Roggisch

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