autodetecting file type

Bug #445433 reported by Benjamin Drung
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Bug Description

It would be nice, if pastebinit can automatically detect the file type (e.g. if it is a patch) and set the format.

Changed in pastebinit:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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Stéphane Graber (stgraber) wrote :

I agreed it'd be nice though I don't really know how to do it easily and don't have much time before 12.04 feature freeze...

Patches are more than welcome (yes, I touched pastebinit once a year).

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Thomas Waldmann (tw-public) wrote :

detecting the content-type from file contents is always black magic and not always successful.

a related idea might be to guess the type from the file extension (if -i is used and not stdin).
but the next problem then is that every pastebin wants to be told about the format/content-type in a slightly different way.

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