[FFmpeg-user] Is this a video file?

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Fri Feb 28 14:51:24 CET 2014

> RTFM aka "file --help"

The problem with this sort of attitude is that you'd have no idea that the feature even existed. The default opensource approach to documentation of listing all of the features in a text file requires entirely new users to cover-to-cover the manual to see what might help.

How was our correspondent supposed to know that "file" even has a "--mime-type" argument, or for that matter what it would be called?


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