linux what type of file

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mister_v
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linux what type of file

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Hi,

I have a file, but I do not what type it is.
A pdf, jpg or another file ?

Is there a way to find out ?
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Re: linux what type of file

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You can use

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ls -lha filename
It shows the info about the file,

But perhaps what you are looking for is

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file filename
Result:

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file can_w33.pdf 
can_w33.pdf: PDF document, version 1.4
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