file - A utility for determining file types

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package name file
Package version 4.26
Package release alt13
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Installed size 2.10 MB
Download size 2.10 MB
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The file command is used to identify a particular file according to the
type of data contained by the file.  file can identify many different
file types, including ELF binaries, system libraries, RPM packages, and
different graphics formats.


Package Version Architecture Repository
file-4.26-alt13.x86_64.rpm 4.26 x86_64 Classic
file - - -


Name Value
/lib/ -
libmagic = 4.26-alt13
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -


Name Value
file = 4.26-alt13


Type URL
Binary Package file-4.26-alt13.i586.rpm
Source Package file-4.26-alt13.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install file rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install file




2017-03-22 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt13
- Backported readelf fix (by sem@; fixes: CVE-2014-9653).
- Backported magic for lrzip, lz4, zstd, and snappy.
- Backported -z support for lrzip, lz4, and zstd.
2015-12-08 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt12
- Added magic for GNU M4 frozen state files.
2013-04-05 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt11
- libmagic: fixed &-prefixed offsets support in magic that uses string flags.
- Enhanced #!/usr/bin/env magic, removed "a " prefix from its output.
- Enhanced python magic and its output.
- Commented out weak sendmail magic (closes: #28310).
2013-03-10 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt10
- Commented out weak palm magic (closes: #28261).
2012-12-22 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt9
- Commented out weak doom packfile magic (closes: #28261).
2011-11-29 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt8
- Updated python magic.
2011-10-22 - Vitaly Kuznetsov <> 4.26-alt7.1
- Rebuild with Python-2.7
2011-04-22 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt7
- python-module-magic: fixed package dependencies.
- Backported a GRUB magic fix.
2010-11-03 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt6
- Rebuilt for soname set-versions.
2010-08-11 - Dmitry V. Levin <> 4.26-alt5
- Fixed one more false positive (by kas@; closes: #23866).

See Also

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fillup-1.42-alt6.qa1.i586.rpm Tool for merging config files
fim-0.2.2-alt2.i586.rpm Free Image Manipulator
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finch-devel-2.13.0-alt5.i586.rpm Headers etc. for finch stuffs
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findutils- The GNU versions of find utilities (find and xargs)
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