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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2009 14:03:42 +0900

Stefan Monnier writes:

 > We need two functions:
 > - one implemented in C which provides the info from libmagic, no more no 
 > less.


 > So yes, the second one can be called `file-mime-type', but the first
 > would better be called `file-magic' or somesuch.

Eli doesn't like that, and he's convinced me.  `file-type-by-magic'
or some such, I think.  Even if the reader hasn't had the benefit of a
classical education, they will have some idea of what's going on.

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