Description of problem:
The information identifying these files is read from the compiled magic
file /usr/share/misc/magic.mgc, or the files in the directory
/usr/share/misc/magic if the compiled file does not exist. In addition,
if $HOME/.magic.mgc or $HOME/.magic exists, it will be used in preference
to the system magic files.
# cat > .magic
0 string ABCDEFGH Alphabet file
# echo ABCDEFGHIJ > testfile
# file testfile
testfile: Alphabet file
# file -C -m .magic
# ls -l .magic.mgc
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 400 Feb 27 05:11 .magic.mgc
# rm .magic
rm: remove regular file `.magic'? y
# file testfile
testfile: ASCII text
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q file
$HOME/.magic.mgc is ignored
$HOME/.magic.mgc is not ignored or the manpage is updated
Created attachment 602646 [details]
Upstream bugreport: http://bugs.gw.com/view.php?id=191
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Cause: File did not try to load magic patterns from ~/.magic.mgc.
Consequence: Magic patterns stored in ~/.magic.mgc did not work.
Fix: File now tries to load ~/.magic.mgc file.
Result: If ~/.magic.mgc file exists on system, it's loaded and magic patterns defined in this file work as expected.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.