How to check the kind of file

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Operating Systems Solaris How to check the kind of file
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Old 08-19-2008
How to check the kind of file

Hi all,

I'm working on Solaris 10 and I have to install some packets in which there are files of different kind. In this situation I need to know a command of UNIX/Solaris to check the kind of file.

For example how can I know if the file has ISO or ASCII or BER or HEX format?

Thank you very much!!!
# 2  
Old 08-19-2008
can you use

$file <your_file_name>
# 3  
Old 08-19-2008
Thanks but I just used this command, I need a command which gives more information about the file.

Do you know another command?
# 4  
Old 08-19-2008
can you give some more details regarding your requirement. wat you want to do after finding the file format? if any decision making needed then we can go further....?
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Old 08-19-2008
Ok...with "file" command I can check if the file is ISO or ASCII etc...but I cannot check if this file is coded HEX or BER or mixed, isn't true?

I can use the "od -(options)" command also, but I transform the input file in another output kind of file.

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