File::MimeInfo::Magic man page on ElementaryOS

Man page or keyword search:  
man Server   4994 pages
apropos Keyword Search (all sections)
Output format
ElementaryOS logo
[printable version]

File::MimeInfo::Magic(User Contributed Perl DocumentFile::MimeInfo::Magic(3pm)

       File::MimeInfo::Magic - Determine file type with magic

	       use File::MimeInfo::Magic;
	       my $mime_type = mimetype($file);

       This module inherits from File::MimeInfo, it is transparent to its
       functions but adds support for the freedesktop magic file.

       Magic data is hashed when you need it for the first time.  If you want
       to force hashing earlier use the "rehash()" function.

       The method "mimetype" is exported by default. The methods "magic",
       "inodetype", "globs" and "describe" can be exported on demand.

       See also File::MimeInfo for methods that are inherited.

	   Returns a mime-type string for $file, returns undef on failure.

	   This method bundles "inodetype()", "globs()" and "magic()".

	   Magic rules with an priority of 80 and higher are checked before
	   "globs()" is called, all other magic rules afterwards.

	   If this doesn't work the file is read and the mime-type defaults to
	   'text/plain' or to 'application/octet-stream' when the first ten
	   chars of the file match ascii control chars (white spaces
	   excluded).  If the file doesn't exist or isn't readable "undef" is

	   If $file is an object reference only "magic" and the default method
	   are used. See below for details.

	   Returns a mime-type string for $file based on the magic rules,
	   returns undef on failure.

	   $file can be an object reference, in that case it is supposed to
	   have a "seek()" and a "read()" method. This allows you for example
	   to determine the mimetype of data in memory by using IO::Scalar.

	   Be aware that when using a filehandle or an "IO::" object you need
	   to set the ":utf8" binmode yourself if appropriate.

	   Rehash the data files. Glob and magic information is preparsed when
	   this method is called.

	   If you want to by-pass the XDG basedir system you can specify your
	   database directories by setting @File::MimeInfo::DIRS. But normally
	   it is better to change the XDG basedir environment variables.

	   These routines are imported from File::MimeInfo.


       Only word sizes of 1, 2 or 4 are supported. Any other word size is
       ignored and will cause a warning.

       Jaap Karssenberg <> Maintained by Michiel Beijen

       Copyright (c) 2003, 2012 Jaap G Karssenberg. All rights reserved.  This
       program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.

perl v5.18.2			  2014-02-27	    File::MimeInfo::Magic(3pm)

List of man pages available for ElementaryOS

Copyright (c) for man pages and the logo by the respective OS vendor.

For those who want to learn more, the polarhome community provides shell access and support.

[legal] [privacy] [GNU] [policy] [cookies] [netiquette] [sponsors] [FAQ]
Polarhome, production since 1999.
Member of Polarhome portal.
Based on Fawad Halim's script.
Vote for polarhome
Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net