Tools to find "unlegal" files ( videos , music etc )

Frank Bonnet f.bonnet at
Mon Jul 18 08:38:24 UTC 2011

On 07/18/2011 10:10 AM, Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011 09:55:09 +0200, Frank Bonnet wrote:
>> Hello
>> Anyone knows an utility that I could pipe to the "find" command
>> in order to detect video, music, games ... etc  files ?
>> I need a tool that could "inspect" inside files because many users
>> rename those filename to "inoffensive" ones :-)
> One way could be to define a list of file extensions that
> commonly matches the content you want to track. Of course,
> the file name does not directly correspond to the content,
> but it often gives a good hint to search for *.wmv, *.flv,
> *.avi, *.mp(e)g, *.mp3, *.wma, *.exe - and of course all
> the variations of the extensions with uppercase letters.
> Also consider *.rar and maybe *.zip for compressed content.
> If file extensions have been manipulated (rare case), the
> "file" command can still identify the correct file type.
yes thanks , gonna try with the file command


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