Section: User Commands (1)
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ftype - extended file type command
performs a series of tests on each
argument, to determine the file type.
It is essentially an extended version of the
command, which can recognise many file types that
reports simply as "ascii text" or "data."
looks at the first one to eight bytes of each file argument, to
determine whether it is one of the file formats it knows about.
If not, it calls
to take a guess at it.
can recognise most of the Spinal Cord Research Centre's own file formats,
as well as a number of other formats, such as
GPS and gpsras image files,
and many others.
option of the
command is not implemented in
Because this command is merely a shell script, it can be very slow.
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Time: 19:13:00 GMT, May 23, 2018
Copyright © G. R. Detillieux,
Spinal Cord Research Centre,
The University of Manitoba.