MIME Magic

Samuel knipknap at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 00:02:50 CET 2007


Hi,

How can I determine the type of a file from "magic bytes", similar to
what the "file" command on unix does? I found

http://docs.python.org/lib/module-mimetypes.html

but this only seems to use the filename (extension) for finding the
type. Any hints?

-Samuel




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