[linux-elitists] Freeing document _formats_
Mon Jul 10 18:06:20 PDT 2000
begin Mr. Bad quotation of Mon, Jul 10, 2000 at 05:36:45PM -0700:
> Of course, anyone who uses a _real_ OS like Windows or MacOS knows
> that you should be able to tag a file format in 3 or 4 bytes.
3-letter "extensions" are highly silly. What's a .tex? What's a .tfm?
What's a .tga? (That's just a couple from the Ts) Macintosh four-letter
file types and creators might work as an index if they're unique.
file(1) magic names might be good too.
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