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Re: using libmagic in Emacs?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: using libmagic in Emacs?
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 08:16:18 -0400

    > It shouldn't be a big deal.  Only a few specialized places should want
    > to run `file' on a file.

    No one has yet explained why we shouldn't deal with such failures by
    simply fixing Emacs' file detection, instead of relying on libmagic or

I don't think we're talking about the same question.
"Emacs' file type detection" is used inside find-file.
I'm proposing the use of `file' in othehr specific features,
not in find-file.

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