finding out what type of file a file is

Michael L Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Thu Feb 17 11:05:16 MST 2005


On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 11:03 -0700, Merrill Oveson wrote:
> I have a file with no extension.
> So I no idea what type of file it is, graphic, spreadsheet, database, etc.
> 
> How can figure out what it is?

what does the unix "file" command say about it?

> 
> I viewed it with a text editor, but it's just hexidecimal goobleygub.
> 
> Is there an open source tool or free tool that will help me identify this file?
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