A package for detecting mime types and extensions based on magic numbers
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A package for detecting MIME types and extensions based on magic numbers No C bindings, zero dependencies and thread safe
go get github.com/gabriel-vasile/mimetype
There are quick [examples](EXAMPLES.md) and GoDoc for full reference.
Supported MIME types
See [supported mimes](supported_mimes.md) for the list of detected MIME types. If support is needed for a specific file format, please open an issue.
mimetype uses an hierarchical structure to keep the MIME type detection logic. This reduces the number of calls needed for detecting the file type. The reason behind this choice is that there are file formats used as containers for other file formats. For example, Microsoft Office files are just zip archives, containing specific metadata files. Once a file a file has been identified as a zip, there is no need to check if it is a text file, but it is worth checking if it is an Microsoft Office file.
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