# file

Determine file type.

• Give a description of the type of the specified file. Works fine for files with no file extension:

file {{filename}}

• Look inside a zipped file and determine the file type(s) inside:

file -z {{foo.zip}}

• Allow file to work with special or device files:

file -s {{filename}}

• Don't stop at first file type match; keep going until the end of the file:

file -k {{filename}}

• Determine the mime encoding type of a file:

file -i {{filename}}