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On 07.01.11 09.29, "Allan Odgaard" <mailinglist(a)textmate.org> wrote:
On 5 Jan 2011, at 20:16, Steve King wrote:
 The 'file' command does this pretty
successfully, though it does
sometimes get fooled trying to identify the specifics of text files.
The main type used with TextMate ;)
Many editors use a combination of content
detection and file extension to
figure out the file type. (That's a hint, Allan! :-)
TextMate does that as well via the firstLineMatch in grammars.
Though having to infer file type from content is IMHO often a bad idea.
Consider a hypothetical file browser which allows you to specify user actions
based on the file type. If you are browsing a network share, showing the
proper actions for your files now require sending (lots of) content over the
You may also browse /etc where some files are readable only by root. The file
browser probably has a way to request admin privileges when needed, so should
it have a demon (running as root) help it determine the file types?
There is also the case of envelope file types, for example if a file has the
magic gzip header, should it be decompressed and resubmitted to a file type
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