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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000117fileGeneralpublic2019-11-02 18:18
Reporterjagdpanther Assigned Tochristos  
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Product Version5.37 
Summary0000117: file --mime result for gzip changed in 5.37
DescriptionIn file-5.36 (and prior) "file --mime" for a <file>.tar.gz file returned "application/x-gzip". Now in file-5.37 the same files returns "application/gzip".
Steps To Reproducefile --mime <gzip file>
    (while using file-5.37)
Additional InformationThis is an issue for programmatic use of "file --mime" and expecting "application/x-gzip" for .gz files.
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2019-11-02 18:18

manager   ~0003327

Yes, unfortunately file output changes periodically because standards evolve. In this case file follows the recommendation from, which was ratified in 2012

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-10-31 15:42 jagdpanther New Issue
2019-11-02 18:17 christos Assigned To => christos
2019-11-02 18:17 christos Status new => assigned
2019-11-02 18:18 christos Status assigned => feedback
2019-11-02 18:18 christos Note Added: 0003327