magic(5) definition for first 2kb of a file (FreeBSD/MacOS)

Scott Edwards supadupa at gmail.com
Thu Nov 17 21:20:54 MST 2011


On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:16 PM, Scott Edwards <supadupa at gmail.com> wrote:

> ...

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> I'm almost ready to cheat and use this instead:
>
> zcat file.txt | head -c 2048 | tail -c 1024 | grep -o "quick brown fox"
>
> I'm tinkering with file magic first just to see. I've thought of using
> this approach no few times in the past but chicken out with a script etc.
>
>
I decided to use a regex construct for now.  Eg:

5 regex/ quick\ brown\ fox QBF aka lazy dog troll.

Regards,


Scott.


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