1.7.29: Incorrect output from the "file" command

m0viefreak m0viefreak.cm@googlemail.com
Wed Apr 30 20:54:00 GMT 2014



On 30.04.2014 20:55, Andy Leung wrote:
> 
> In the 1.7.29 version of cygwin, the "file" command (5.18) outputs the
> following:
> 
>   PNG image data72 72 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced
> 
> 
> 
> While in previous versions, the "file" command actually outputs for the same file:
> 
>   PNG image data, 72 x 72, 8-bit/color RGBA, non-interlaced
> 
> 
> 
> $ file --version
> file-5.18
> magic file from /usr/share/misc/magic

This is a bug in the latest file 5.18 release.

It got fixed the day after the release:
https://github.com/file/file/commit/af7c95ec08af7bf7e5f03fb38af8e14b64116123

There are a bunch of other fixes committed since the 5.18 release, too:
https://github.com/file/file/commits/master


You could compile the latest git version if you don't want to wait for a new release.

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