printf '\377\376h\000\r\000\n\000'|file - #wrong result?

Tom Rodman cygzx@trodman.com
Mon Dec 4 20:47:00 GMT 2006


Should this directed to the "file" package maintainer?:

   ~ $   date;uname -a
   Mon Dec  4 14:31:38 CST 2006
   CYGWIN_NT-5.0 OurServer121 1.5.22(0.156/4/2) 2006-11-13 17:01 i686 Cygwin
   ~ $ printf '\377\376h\000\r\000\n\000'|file -
   /dev/stdin: MPEG ADTS, layer I, v1, 192 kBits, 32 kHz, Stereo
   --snip
   ~ $ date;uname -a
   Mon Dec  4 14:34:15 CST 2006
   Linux localhost.localdomain 2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
   ~ $ printf '\377\376h\000\r\000\n\000'|file -
   standard input:              Little-endian UTF-16 Unicode character data, with CR line terminators
   ~ $

>From above you can see linux and cygwin "file" output differs.  The printf
above was inspired recently when "file" mis-identified a unicode file.

I don't think this is a new problem.

--
thanks,
Tom 

--
PS
  above unicode contains one line with a single "h" char

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