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Re: linking binfmt_misc with mime-types

On Wed, Oct 06, 1999 at 08:38:31PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> - gcc looks at the file extension to determine what type the input file is.
> - gimp does the same.
> - magicfilter (do I need to say more?)
> - can't remember what xv does.
> - lots more - I am not wide awake at the moment ;-)

All those deal only with a limited set of files.

For these purpose, hard coding a convention of file suffixes is absolutely
> Currently, the file extension is used for a lot of things, but
> I think the filename should be for user identification of the
> file, and not for system identification.

Exactly. All those above are user programs :P


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