cvs commit: src/usr.bin/file magic.5

Ruslan Ermilov ru at
Tue May 30 03:18:46 PDT 2006

Hi David,

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 02:54:02AM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Mon, May 29, 2006 at 06:32:02PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > It doesn't really matter what the last line looks like; everything
> > that matches the last line will cause the file(1) to coredump.
> > I verified on 7-CURRENT, i386 and amd64.  NetBSD-current doesn't
> > exhibit this problem.  Hint: grep ^file /usr/src/MAINTAINERS
> What is that suppose to mean?!?
> I don't see anything constructive from you - such as a patch in my inbox.
Here's what I meant by the above:

There's a bug in version 4.12 that we currently have that manifests
itself as follows:

# tail -1 magic
0       string  FOO                     FOO
# echo FOO | file -
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Could you, as a maintainer, consider upgrading our file(1) to the
latest version 4.16, where this problem seems to have been fixed?

Ruslan Ermilov
ru at
FreeBSD committer
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