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FILE(1) 										  FILE(1)

       file - determine file type

       file file ...

       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

       It  often  makes  mistakes.  In particular it often suggests that command files are C pro-

       Does not recognize Pascal or LISP.

7th Edition				  April 29, 1985				  FILE(1)
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