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From "Nick Burch (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (TIKA-86) Support magic(5) files
Date Mon, 16 Jan 2012 14:44:39 GMT

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Nick Burch commented on TIKA-86:
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Turning the file magic into a Tika xml match shouldn't be too hard, but there'd still have
to be a manual step per entry to work out the mimetype for it. (The httpd magic gives mimetypes,
whereas the file one almost always just have a description but no mimetype)

Potentially, the file magic could also be used to do some simple metadata extraction on some
of the types. That's likely to have to be almost all manual though, as you'll need to map
+ convert things onto the keys+values that Tika expects (whereas File seems to be for human
reading)
                
> Support magic(5) files
> ----------------------
>
>                 Key: TIKA-86
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-86
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: general
>            Reporter: Jukka Zitting
>
> Tika should have a parser for the magic(5) file format used by the file(1) command. Then
we could use existing magic rules from places like http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/conf/magic.

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