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FILE(1) 										  FILE(1)

NAME
       file - determine file type

SYNOPSIS
       file file ...

DESCRIPTION
       File  performs  a  series  of  tests on each argument in an attempt to classify 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 pro-
       grams.

       Does not recognize Pascal or LISP.

7th Edition				  April 29, 1985				  FILE(1)
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