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How can I check a file's mimetype from fingerterm? [answered]

asked 2015-02-06 23:39:40 +0200

rdmo gravatar image

updated 2015-03-28 09:27:21 +0200

I haven't been able to find how to find out a file's MIME using its filename as an argument with the command. xdg-mime doesn't seem intended for that. Am I missing using some obvious executable?

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answered 2015-02-07 00:20:18 +0200

smoku gravatar image
xdg-mime query filetype filename.foo

i.e.

$ xdg-mime query filetype smoku.png            
image/png
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@smoku: Thanks!

xdg-mime query filetype \

application/octet-stream; charset=binary

Hmm..

rdmo ( 2015-02-07 00:53:10 +0200 )edit

It basically means: I have no flocking idea what this file is.

smoku ( 2015-02-07 01:18:08 +0200 )edit
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Also, file-command gives you some useful info abt the file and it's type, try:

file img.png
foss4ever ( 2015-02-07 07:09:14 +0200 )edit

[nemo@Jolla ~]$ file \ #

: data

rdmo ( 2015-02-07 08:49:50 +0200 )edit

@rdmo If I type

file \ #

in my Jolla terminal, I get the following error msg:

#: ERROR: cannot open ' #' (No such file or directory)

So, there is something wrong how u type the commands in the terminal (cause as given they don't output such texts as you report here).

foss4ever ( 2015-02-07 11:28:29 +0200 )edit

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