filetype - New file-type detection system

Property Value
Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package name filetype
Package version 0.1.3
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Installed size 56.51 KB
Download size 19.47 KB
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Actually, we're not trying to reinvent the wheel here,
rather adapt it to suit a slightly different purpose.
Below are a few main points and reasons as to why we've created filetype:
* file does not work so well for loosely defined filetypes ( ie, vCards )
* file uses a text-based type database which can impose unwanted delays
in frequently invoked processes
* file does not have a heirachial type tree (ie, executable->MSDOS->EXE )
* file is not designed to be incorporated at a source level into existing
* Simpler and broader type detection engine ( 'file' is very good at
pulling out every detail about a file, ie, the resolution of an image,
however we do not wish to seek out such fine details )
Categories: sysutils
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Package Version Architecture Repository
filetype-0.1.3.txz 0.1.3 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
filetype-0.1.3.txz 0.1.3 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
filetype-0.1.3.txz 0.1.3 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
filetype - - -


Type URL
Binary Package filetype-0.1.3.txz
Source Package sysutils/filetype

Install Howto

Install filetype txz package:

# pkg install filetype

See Also

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fillets-ng-1.0.1_8.txz Wonderful puzzle game
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filters-2.55.txz Collection of filters, including B1FF, and the Swedish Chef
finch-2.13.0_2.txz Finch multi-protocol messaging client (Console UI)
find_zlib-1.9.txz Scans files for statically linked zlib (libz) code
findmaildirs-0.4.txz Simple utility to create list of maildirs for mutt
findmtu-0.9.txz Tool for performing IPv6 path MTU discovery on *NIX
findutils-4.6.0_1.txz GNU find utilities
finfo-0.1.txz Finfo displays potentially useful information about a file
fio-3.12_1.txz FIO - flexible IO tester
fira-4.301.txz Sans-serif, monospaced, and code typeface for small screens
firacode-1.205.txz Monospaced font with programming ligatures derived from Fira