Re: Suggestion for file type detection approach

gardnerbiggs houston rr com wrote:

----- Original Message ----- From: iain <iain prettypeople org> Date:
Thursday, December 25, 2003 11:55 am Subject: Re: Suggestion for file
type detection approach

On Thu, 2003-12-25 at 14:48 -0300, Fabio Gomes wrote: However...

DETECTION BY SUFFIX 1.Allows wrong results on invalid input
(files with wrong suffixes)

Cannot be fixed to run correctly.

Yes it can, the file suffix can be changed.

There is nothing more frustrating than opening a dir of mp3's in
nautilus and have it take over 2 min to display the files.  While in
windows it takes the blink of an eye.

In a blink of an eye because it's making assumptions based on file suffix, which has no guarantee to be correct.

I am all for nautilus using the extension when available and sniffing
when appropriate (a file missing a suffix or when requested by the

File sniffing is at least attempting to apply some logical effort to file determination.

Until later, Geoffrey	esoteric 3times25 net

Building secure systems inspite of Microsoft

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