file: File type identification utility1

These are the sources to Darwin's file(1) utility and master magic(4) file, now maintained by Christos Zoulas. The file(1) utility is used to determine the types of various files.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Ian Darwin <ian [at] darwinsys [dot] com> {Original author}
Author: John Gilmore {Extensive code revisiting}
Author: Christos Zoulas <christos [at] astron [dot] com> {Current maintainer}
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: BSD
Status: Stable
Version: 5.45

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Dietlibc compatible.

Download: file-5.45.tar.gz

T2 source: elf.patch
T2 source: file.cache
T2 source: file.conf
T2 source: file.desc
T2 source:

Build time (on reference hardware): 4% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 8.47 MB, 15 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gawk grep gzip linux-header make patch sed tar xz zlib zstd

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).