Subject: Re: lpwrapper
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/20/2003 11:19:27
>we *already* grovel file contents for things like file(1)... do
>you disapprove of that? Can you show an example of when CUPS got

that's kind of a red herring, isn't it?  after all, file(1) is
*defined* to look inside the (regular and non-empty) file to intuit
the type.  lpr (et al), on the other hand, is defined to print things.

if anything, something that wants to intuit a file's type should ask
file.  or the mythic libmagic.

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