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file 5.41

File type guesser

The file command is a file type guesser, a command-line tool that tells you in words what kind of data a file contains. It does not rely on filename extensions to tell you the type of a file, but looks at the actual contents of the file. This package provides the libmagic library.


Install file 5.41 as follows:

guix install file@5.41

Or install the latest version:

guix install file

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting you user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.