New personal experimental book

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at
Sat Sep 13 01:51:19 PDT 2008

DJ Lucas wrote:
> Roll back to file-4.21.  The newer versions of file do not display the
> character set if type is text/troff

Testcase please. IMHO they are right, as it is impossible to reliably decide 
between, say, ISO-8859-1 and KOI8-R based only on manpage contents (without 
using a dictionary containing the translation of, say, "NAME" for all 
languages). I.e., the old version was likely to give wrong answers anyway, 
that's why this feature was removed. Could you please test both old and 
new "file" on manual pages installed by Man-1.6f?

Alexander E. Patrakov

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