file - Utility to determine file type

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Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Quarterly amd64
Package name file
Package version 5.34
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Package license BSD2CLAUSE
Installed size 5.25 MB
Download size 275.47 KB
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File tests each argument in an attempt to classify it. There are three sets of
tests, performed in the following order:
- filesystem tests
- magic number tests
- language tests
The first test that succeeds causes the file type to be printed.
Categories: sysutils


Package Version Architecture Repository
file-5.36.txz 5.36 amd64 FreeBSD Ports Latest
file-5.36.txz 5.36 i386 FreeBSD Ports Latest
file-5.34.txz 5.34 i386 FreeBSD Ports Quarterly
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Type URL
Binary Package file-5.34.txz
Source Package sysutils/file

Install Howto

Install file txz package:

# pkg install file

See Also

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filelight-18.12.0.txz Map of concentric segmented-rings representing file system
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fileobj-py36-0.7.55.txz Portable hex editor with vi like interface
filepp-1.8.0.txz Generic file preprocessor
fileprune-1.9.txz Prune a file set according to a given age distribution
filerunner- Tcl/Tk-based filemanager with FTP capabilities
fileschanged-0.6.5_2.txz Utility that reports when files have been altered
filetype-0.1.3.txz New file-type detection system
filevercmp-g20151117.txz Compare version strings as in sort --version-sort
filewatcherd-1.0.b3,1.txz Daemon that watches files and runs commands when they change
filezilla-3.36.0_1.txz Fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS, and SFTP client