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0000377fileGeneralpublic2022-10-09 18:52
Reporterstandage Assigned Tochristos  
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Summary0000377: Support TSV detection
DescriptionIt is very convenient that file and libmagic now support detection of CSV files. Files separated by tabs instead of commas are also very common. In fact, it's the de facto standard that UNIX shell tools use for pipeline compatibility: sort, cut, paste, and so on. In any case, being able to distinguish TSV files (mime type: text/tab-separated-values) from other unstructured ASCII text files would be a very useful feature. I hope it wouldn't be too difficult to extend the existing CSV support to support TSV.
Steps To Reproduce$ file some.csv
some.csv: CSV text
$ file some.tsv
some.tsv: ASCII text
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2022-10-09 18:52

manager   ~0003830

Yes, it is on the list of things to do :-)

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2022-08-23 15:49 standage New Issue
2022-10-09 18:52 christos Note Added: 0003830
2022-10-09 18:52 christos Assigned To => christos
2022-10-09 18:52 christos Status new => assigned