/usr/bin/file rules, even when it’s wrong

Posted by max on July 11, 2008

‘file’ is a great utility. Even when it’s wrong, it can at least be good for an audible laugh:

$ dd if=/dev/urandom of=fakefile.bullshit bs=4096 count=400
400+0 records in
400+0 records out
1638400 bytes (1.6 MB) copied, 0.307462 s, 5.3 MB/s
$ file fakefile.bullshit
fakefile.bullshit: DOS executable (COM)

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