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Determines file type using "magic" numbers

File tests each argument in an attempt to classify it. There are three sets of tests, performed in this order: filesystem tests, magic number tests, and language tests. The first test that succeeds causes the file type to be printed.

Tags: System Administration: Forensics and Recovery, Implemented in: C, User Interface: Command Line, Role: Program, Scope: Utility, Purpose: Analysing, Scanning, Works with: Files

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