Alin Popa wrote:
> Alex Young wrote:
>> Alin Popa wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> 
>>> After some research I still cannot find a way how to see if a file is
>>> plain text or binary. In fact I want to check if a file is plain text no
>>> matter what characters are in it.
>>> This thing may be possible by using ruby ?
>> 
>> I think so, but it's a little unclear exactly what you're trying to
>> achieve.  Do you have an example?
> 
> I'm trying to do a replace in file for some text but I don't want to 
> consider files like archives or other binary files.

Of course, when I'm on windows I can go after the file extension and try 
to ignore some specific (eg. .exe, .zip, .jar, .rar, .anything_i_want) 
but I don't know how to do it on Linux/Unix OS where file extension is 
not mandatory.

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