Pure Python equivalent of unix "file" command?

Will Maier willmaier at ml1.net
Thu Jul 19 21:49:32 CEST 2007


On Thu, Jul 19, 2007 at 03:29:35PM -0400, W3 wrote:
> Just a quick one... Is there such a thing?

Debian et al ship Python bindings[0] for file(1)[1]. file works by
using a file (/etc/magic) with 'magic' numbers in it to figure out
the type of a file. Googling 'python magic' will turn up a few
interesting threads.

[0] http://packages.debian.org/unstable/python/python-magic
[1] http://www.darwinsys.com/file/

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