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Recognize the type of data in a file using "magic" numbers

The file command is "a file type guesser", a command-line tool that tells you in words what kind of data a file contains.

This package contains the file program itself.

Tags: System Administration: Forensics and Recovery, Implemented in: C, User Interface: interface::commandline, role::program, Scope: Utility, Purpose: Analysing, use::scanning, works-with::file

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