File type determination
- From: John Smith <mnemosyne home nl>
- To: nautilus-list <nautilus-list gnome org>
- Cc: Fabio Gomes <bugtraq gs2 com br>, Charles Goodwin <charlie xwt org>
- Subject: File type determination
- Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 10:28:26 +0100
I followed the discussion/flame-war of the last couple of days
with interest and since it seems to have died down, I'll throw in my
E0.02/poke up the fire some ;-)
IMHO the problem is that I see a lot NIH, while the problem is
easy to break down in two separate solutions: the "identify by content"
and the "identify by extension" are both valid in their own context and
can easy suplement each other. Agreed, the Windows implementation has
a serious short coming (virusses), and the Unix solution isn't perfect
either. Why not use the i-b-e in the "visual" part (advantage: fast) and
the i-b-c when it matters, namely when running/double clicking a file
and let them enhance each other? "Hey, this .png realy wants to run a
a perl script, let's warn the user".
Just my E0.02.
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