file 5.18 is now available

Christos Zoulas christos at
Thu Feb 13 01:42:52 EET 2014

This is a bug fix releas with a minor enhancement (-E) flag.
Aside from the magic fixes, here's the relevant portion from the


2014-02-12  18:21  Christos Zoulas <christos at>

	* Count recursion levels through indirect magic

2014-02-11  10:40  Christos Zoulas <christos at>

	* Prevent infinite recursion on files with indirect offsets of 0

2014-01-30  21:00  Christos Zoulas <christos at>

	* Add -E flag that makes file print filesystem errors to stderr
	  and exit.

2014-01-08  17:20  Christos Zoulas <christos at>

	* mime printing could print results from multiple magic entries
	  if there were multiple matches.
	* in some cases overflow was not detected when computing offsets
	  in softmagic.

2013-12-05  12:00  Christos Zoulas <christos at>

	* use strcasestr() to for cdf strings
	* reset to the "C" locale while doing regex operations, or case
	  insensitive comparisons; this is provisional

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