guessing file type
ben+python at benfinney.id.au
Fri Jul 17 14:28:41 CEST 2009
Seldon <seldon at katamail.it> writes:
> Hello, I need to determine programmatically a file type from its
> content/extension (much like the "file" UNIX command line utility)
The Unix ‘file(1)’ program does its magic with a library called “magic”
and a corresponding database.
> I searched for a suitable Python library module, with little luck. Do
> you know something useful ?
This package <URL:http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-magic> provides
Python bindings to libmagic.
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