Bug 850923 - "file -i" doesn't recognize PHP scripts
"file -i" doesn't recognize PHP scripts
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: file (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jan Kaluža
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Reported: 2012-08-22 14:44 EDT by William Yardley
Modified: 2013-03-11 04:33 EDT (History)
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Description William Yardley 2012-08-22 14:44:22 EDT
Description of problem:
"file -i" doesn't seem to have the right "magic" to recognize PHP scripts ("file" without -i does).
The builtin "magic.mime" file distributed with "file" doesn't seem to have anything pertaining to PHP.

/usr/share/file/magic does have some stuff to recognize PHP files.
Is this intentional, or just an oversight? The behavior seems to have changed in more recent Fedora / Redhat releases.

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Steps to Reproduce:
$ file -i /tmp/ldap.php.pdf

Actual results:
/tmp/ldap.php.pdf: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

Expected results:
/tmp/ldap.php.pdf: text/x-php; charset=us-ascii

Additional info:
My co-worker got the "expected results" above on a FC16 box with file 5.07-6.fc16. I haven't checked RHEL6 yet.
Comment 1 William Yardley 2012-08-22 14:46:41 EDT
[Obviously, in the example above, the example file "ldap.php.pdf" is a PHP script, not a PDF]
Comment 3 Jan Kaluža 2013-03-11 04:33:34 EDT
I am sorry, but it is now too late in the RHEL-5 release cycle.
RHEL-5.10 (the next RHEL-5 minor release) is going to be the first
production phase 2 [1] release of RHEL-5. Since phase 2 we'll be
addressing only security and critical issues.
This one issue is fixed in RHEL-6 therefore I am closing the bug as

[1] https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/

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