FILE(1)                                                   FILE(1)

     NAME
          file - determine file type

     SYNOPSIS
          file file ...
          file -f names

     DESCRIPTION
          File performs a series of tests on a set of files in an
          attempt to classify their contents by language or purpose.
          The names may be enumerated or contained in the file speci-
          fied by the -foption.

     BUGS
          It can make mistakes, for example classifying a file of dec-
          imal data, `.01', `.02', etc. as troff(1) input.