FTYPE

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NAME

ftype - extended file type command  

SYNOPSIS

ftype [file] ...  

DESCRIPTION

Ftype performs a series of tests on each file argument, to determine the file type. It is essentially an extended version of the file(1) command, which can recognise many file types that file reports simply as "ascii text" or "data." Ftype 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 file to take a guess at it.

Ftype can recognise most of the Spinal Cord Research Centre's own file formats, as well as a number of other formats, such as PCL fonts, ARC archives, GPS and gpsras image files, and many others.  

BUGS

The -f option of the file command is not implemented in ftype.

Because this command is merely a shell script, it can be very slow.  

SEE ALSO

file(1)
 

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