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Bug 827 - file utility does not recognize RealMedia (magic .RMF) files
Summary: file utility does not recognize RealMedia (magic .RMF) files
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: file
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Crutcher Dunnavant
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-01-14 02:31 UTC by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-22 19:49:31 UTC

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Description Aleksey Nogin 1999-01-14 02:31:41 UTC
File utility erroneously recognizes RealMedia (magic .RMF)
files as a "troff or preprocessor input text". RealAudio
(magic .ra\0375) are corretly recognized as "realaudio sound

I believe there are two seperate problems here:

1) Magic .RMF (probably - .RMF\0) is not known.

2) Any file that starts with a dot and has >= 3 bytes would
be recognized as a "troff or preprocessor input text". IMHO
this pattern is too general.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-03-22 19:49:59 UTC
I have added experimental support for realmedia files to file-3.26-6
and later.  However, I haven't tested it.  If you could test it and
get back to me with whether or not it works, that would be great.  I
don't have a realmedia file on hand, so if you could send me the
header for one as well (if it doesn't work as I coded it), I will make
sure it works in the next release.

------- Email Received From  Alexey Nogin <> 03/22/99 16:06 -------

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