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fileutil::magic::cfront - Generator core for compiler of magic(5) files

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package require Tcl 8.5 9
package require fileutil::magic::cfront ?1.2.0?
package require fileutil::magic::cgen ?1.2.0?
package require fileutil::magic::rt ?1.2.0?
package require struct::list
package require fileutil

::fileutil::magic::cfront::compile path...
::fileutil::magic::cfront::procdef procname path...
::fileutil::magic::cfront::install path...


This package provides the frontend of a compiler of magic(5) files into recognizers based on the fileutil::magic::rt recognizer runtime package. For the generator backed used by this compiler see the package fileutil::magic::cgen.


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file(1), fileutil, magic(5)


file recognition, file type, file utilities, mime, type


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