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mimetype

Automatically determine the MIME type of a file.

  • Print the MIME type of a given file:

mimetype {{path/to/file}}

  • Display only the MIME type, and not the filename:

mimetype --brief {{path/to/file}}

  • Display a description of the MIME type:

mimetype --describe {{path/to/file}}

  • Determine the MIME type of stdin (does not check a filename):

{{some_command}} | mimetype --stdin

  • Display debug information about how the MIME type was determined:

mimetype --debug {{path/to/file}}

  • Display all the possible MIME types of a given file in confidence order:

mimetype --all {{path/to/file}}

  • Explicitly specify the 2-letter language code of the output:

mimetype --language {{path/to/file}}