check the file type

September 23rd, 2006 mysurface Posted in backquote, Common, file, which | Hits: 28436 | 2 Comments »

A command file is a good tool to help you determine what file type of a file. To check for a file type simply do this

file filename

Let say i want to check the file type of command line update-rc.d, i can do this

file `which update-rc.d`

output:

/usr/sbin/update-rc.d: perl script text executable

Uses which to returns the full path of the filename and back quote is to return result to command file.

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