finding out what type of file a file is

TJ Hunter tjhunter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 11:06:43 MST 2005


use the 'file' command.


On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 11:03:02 -0700, Merrill Oveson <moveson at gmail.com> 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?
> 
> 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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