Re: Registering a media type for Debian binary packages ?
On Fri, 2014-01-03 at 12:35:05 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Guillem Jover writes ("Re: Registering a media type for Debian binary packages ?"):
> > On Fri, 2014-01-03 at 10:42:09 +0900, Charles Plessy wrote:
> > > Magic number(s):
> > > Files usually start with the following string:
> > > !<arch>
> > This is not enough, this just marks any ar archive, the distinguishing
> > magic for a .deb is the debian-binary ar member.
> Conveniently, the exact format of this is constant and appears at the
> start of the file. A .deb file starts with "!<arch>\ndebian-binary".
Exactly, and sorry Charles for being unnecessarily opaque/cryptic, I
should not have expected this to be obvious.