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Bug #2990

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file(1) should have a -s flag to process special files

Added by Josef Sipek over 9 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2012-07-12
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0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
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needs-triage
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Description

GNU's file(1) has a -s flag to read block and char devices to identify their contents.


Related issues

Related to illumos gate - Bug #588: file(1) should be able to look inside compressed files New2010-12-30

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Updated by Yuri Pankov over 9 years ago

IT IS NOT GNU's file and, IMO, the best way of handling this is just import the utility in question (check related #588).

Actions #2

Updated by Josef Sipek over 7 years ago

You are correct. I incorrectly labeled it as GNU file.

I wonder if it would make sense to just drop file from illumos-gate and let distros chose what they want. The file Linux and BSDs use, or dig up our antiquated source and compile & package it themselves.

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