Filetypes in email attachments.

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Aug 25 23:02:06 CEST 2005


justin.vanwinkle at gmail.com wrote:
> I would like to use the magic file to detect the filetype, if this is
> possible.  I have the attachement stored and (generally) decoded in a
> variable.

There is a Python binding to the libmagic library, see

http://mx.gw.com/pipermail/file/2003/000055.html

Meanwhile, this binding is part of the standard file(1) distribution.

Regards,
Martin



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