That depends wether the userrights are set correctly for that file or not :)
because when using
you only get to know what major type the file belongs to
and the acess rights
if you want to be sure to have an binary file, there is AFAIK no way than
open the file, check some of the first bytes and decide uppon them :(
> Hi, I was wondering if there was any way other than using the file command
> in Unix, to find out if a file was a binary file or not. Any other command
> or series of commands, or system calls or library functions would be a great
> help. Thanks guys!
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