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Linux Shell Scripting: Automatically get mime if mime value not application/x-not-regular-file

Posted on 2013-11-11
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This gets the mime-type of all files in a directory:
for f in *
do
x=`file -ib $f`
echo $x
done

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If it cannot determine the mime-type then the value of $x becomes: "application/x-not-regular-file" however in that case I would like the value of $x to be: "application/force-download"
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If the text in its entirety is "application/x-not-regular-file" then you could have:
if [ "$x" = "application/x-not-regular-file" ]; then
  x="application/force-download"
fi

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If you want to match up to the semicolon, you could do something like:
if [ "${x#application/x-not-regular-file;" != "$x" ]; then
  x="application/force-download"
fi

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