Manual page for FILE(1)
file - determine file type
command performs a series of tests on each
file argument in an attempt to classify it.
If an argument appears to
examines the first 512 bytes
and tries to guess its language.
If the argument is a fat file, the series of
tests is performed on each
architecture in the fat file.
option is specified,
instead performs its tests on each file
listed in the file
This file should contain one filename per
line, with no whitespace.
command often makes mistakes.
In particular, it often suggests that command
files are C programs.
It does not recognize Pascal or LISP.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97