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FILE(1)                     General Commands Manual                    FILE(1)



NAME
       file - determine file type

SYNOPSIS
       file file ...

DESCRIPTION
       File performs a series of tests on each argument in an attempt to clas-
       sify it.  If an argument appears to be ascii, file examines  the  first
       512 bytes and tries to guess its language.

BUGS
       It  often makes mistakes.  In particular it often suggests that command
       files are C programs.



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