[lug] C(++) library to detect file type (a la 'file')

rm at fabula.de rm at fabula.de
Thu Oct 31 09:14:12 MST 2002

Hello everyone,

i'm looking for a (GPL comaptible) library that implements file type 
detection similar to 'file(1)'. The only stuff i found so far is: 
 - in libgnome (which i'd hate to have to install on a server) 
 - There's an article and software package on freedesktop.org that
   address the need for a unified 'file magic' database, but  that
   lacks a client program/library to query the database.

 Any pointers (or &references) would be highly welcome.

 TIA Ralf Mattes

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