Installing File

Installation of File

Install File by running the following commands:

root:file-3.31# ./configure --prefix=/usr --datadir=/usr/share/misc
root:file-3.31# make
root:file-3.31# make install


The File package contains the file program.


File tests each specified file in an attempt to classify it. There are three sets of tests, performed in this order: filesystem tests, magic number tests, and language tests. The first test that succeeds causes the file type to be printed.