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FILE(1)			  BSD General Commands Manual		       FILE(1)

NAME
     file — identify file content

SYNOPSIS
     file [-h] file ...

DESCRIPTION
     File tests the specified files and attempts to classify them.  If a file
     is a text file, it attempts to determine the type of text (e.g.  csh(1)
     commands or C source code).

     The options are as follows:

     -h	     If a symbolic link is specified, identify the file as a symbolic
	     link.  By default, symbolic links are only identified if they
	     reference non-existent files.

COMPATIBILITY
     Previous implementations of the file utility did not follow symbolic
     links by default.

BUGS
     As many tests are used and file stops testing on the first successful
     one, it can often make mistakes.

HISTORY
     A file command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

BSD				March 31, 1994				   BSD
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