I think I've found what I need.

The module is called magic.py.

It show if the file is data or text.

It can be downloaded from http://www.demonseed.net/~jp/code/

"Sami Viitanen" <none at none.net> wrote in message
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Thanks for the answers.

To be more specific I'm making a script that should
identify binary files as binary and text files as text.

The script is for automating CVS commands and
with CVS you have to add the -kb flag to
add (or import) binary files. (because it can't itself
determine what type the file is). If binary file is not
added with -kb the results are awful.

Script example usage:
-import.py <directory_name>

Script makes list of all files under that directory
and then determines each files filetype. After that
all files are added with Add command and binary
files get that additional -kb automatically.

"Sami Viitanen" <none at none.net> wrote in message
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How can I check if a file is binary or text?

There was some easy way but I forgot it..

Thanks in adv.

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