This extension has been deprecated as the PECL extension Fileinfo provides the same functionality (and more) in a much cleaner way.
The functions in this module try to guess the content type and encoding of a file by looking for certain magic byte sequences at specific positions within the file. While this is not a bullet proof approach the heuristics used do a very good job.
This extension is derived from Apache mod_mime_magic,
which is itself based on the
You must compile PHP with the configure switch
The configure option has been changed from
This extension is not capable of handling the fully decorated
Note to Win32 Users:
In order to use this module on a Windows environment, you must set the path
to the bundled
Example 1329. Setting the path to
|mime_magic.debug||"0"||PHP_INI_SYSTEM||Available since PHP 5.0.0.|
|mime_magic.magicfile||"/path/to/php/magic.mime"||PHP_INI_SYSTEM||Available since PHP 4.3.0.|
For further details and definitions of the PHP_INI_* constants, see the Appendix I,
Here's a short explanation of the configuration directives.
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